Adopted by an American couple he's gone back to the country of his birth to found Foster Care India with a goal of placing every unwanted child in a caring family.
His company now is an international leader in 'recycling the unrecyclable.'
Decades later, thousands of children and parents in Kansas City have benefited from Operation Breakthrough.
As a child in Bangladesh he was punished for speaking his local Marma language. Now the Harvard grad student is publishing books in Marma, one story at a time.
Those trying to cross the border from Mexico to the US risk being abused or trafficked. Alma Tucker has created a safe home for girls caught in this trade.
JayNii Streetwise Foundation is an orphanage, primary school, and arts center that thrives in a struggling neighborhood of Accra, Ghana’s capital city.
Volunteering to mentor youths wasn't a familiar concept. So Mr. Sklotskiy became director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia to promote it.
A transplant herself, she opened Neue Nachbarschaft or 'new neighborhood,' a community center where newcomers can learn German and get to know locals.
Today she runs four homes for orphans and others in need across India's state of Maharashtra, caring for more than 400 children and 150 abandoned women.
His Shared Adventures brings recreational and social activities to people living with disabilities.
An American born in Syria, he's moved to the Turkey-Syria border to provide aid to families, especially women and children, who have fled for their lives.
Mack, a gadfly and lawyer, says he believes his country is selling arms to governments that abuse human rights.
Supporters say the Delta Streets Academy is playing an important role in moving Greenwood, Miss., toward being better race relations.
She makes treks along nameless unmarked paths to conduct lifesaving land-mine safety meetings. Getting lost happens frequently because of the ever-shifting sands.
She headed to Lebanon with the general aim of doing some good. Finding a struggling refugee community badly in need of a school, she decided to open one.
Operation HOPE is helping to fill a yawning gap that many finance experts see between what Americans know about financial planning and what they need to know.
The Rocky Mountain Land Library, 32,000 books about the American West, will find a suitable home on the historical Buffalo Peaks Ranch in Colorado.
The ghats, or steps, along the Ganges River seemed to be beyond help. But her volunteer effort has now been lauded by India's prime minister.
The principal of Jones Elementary School in Springdale, Ark., begins by addressing the needs of the 'whole child.'
Today his South End Technology Center is helping the city's youths prepare for the future.
The 6-by-10-foot dwellings provide people who have been living on the streets a safe place to sleep and put together a plan.
The District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) in Washington, D.C., provides a launching pad for restarting women's lives.
The rugged, hand-powered wheelchairs, made by volunteers, are distributed in more than 100 countries.
She’s helped change the lives of more than 300 at-risk youths in an impoverished neighborhood of San Francisco.
The former reporter and social entrepreneur in Afghanistan is now trying to bring about a sea change in US foreign policy.
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