Bob Miner's DEW Animal Kingdom & Sanctuary cares for more than 200 animals, many of which once were in zoos or kept as exotic pets.
Leave No Veteran Behind helps pay for veterans' student debts not covered by other military programs, like the G.I. Bill.
The Tribal Huks gang have been making approximately 500 sandwiches daily and dropping them off at New Zealand schools. American gangs have responded similarly in the past.
Kailash Satyarthi has taken effective steps toward ending the worldwide exploitation of children, says the head of one of his efforts, Goodweave International.
Farmers in one of the world's least-developed countries are restoring degraded land using innovative techniques to conserve water and soil.
In Samoa and other Pacific island nations, which risk devastation from gale-force winds, flooding, sea surges, and tsunamis, a return to indigenous building styles could be the key to creating disaster-resilient communities of the future.
Cooperative Home Care Associates has 2,300 workers who enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. New York City is investing $1.2 million to encourage more co-op businesses.
Incomes haven't improved everywhere over the last 20-30 years. But quality of life has improved everywhere, argues researcher and journalist Charles Kenny.
In an effort similar to an old-fashioned barn raising, scores of people from Lincolnville, Maine, contributed their materials, labor, and know-how to create a privately funded library.
The goal: Create software so exciting to use that kids will want to teach themselves to read and do math.
Award-winning photographer Carol Allen-Storey traveled the length and breadth of Rwanda and found a new generation dedicated to forgiveness.
Community-focused citizen efforts can be effective ways for people to help each other, from housing the homeless to relieving debt to sharing goods or services.
19-year-old Mercy Sigey has developed a device that notifies park officials when poachers cross into animal reserves.
After receiving financing and training from the nonprofit One Acre Fund, Viola Nsengiyumva nearly doubled her harvest, bought three goats, and began raising chickens.
The actress, who rose to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies and who now serves as a UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, launches HeForShe, a campaign to unite men and women for gender equality.
Using machines to sow rice directly, devices to inform when to irrigate, and phone messages warning of infestations, farmers are learning to adapt to climate change.
Rocking the Boat works with young people challenged by economic, educational, and social conditions, helping them develop self-confidence and the skills needed to achieve their ambitions.
A rolling solution to the limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables is revving up in North Carolina.
Komera supports education for girls in Rwanda, where few can afford secondary school.
Models Against Puppy Mills, a campaign created by the Companion Animal Protection Society, uses pretty models to draw attention to ugly 'puppy mills.'