Bert Looij aids ostracized Roma, who are also known as Gypsies – including those living at a rat-infested dump. 'I help them because nobody else is helping them,' he says.
John Cummings has redeveloped an antebellum plantation in Louisiana where more than 350 slaves labored. Americans must ‘take responsibility’ for the wrongs of slavery, he says.
Once known as 'Red,' David Lee Windecher is now one of Atlanta’s hottest young lawyers. His message: Too many Americans buy into a myth that youths are a lost cause.
'These encounters break down barriers – everything the Palestinians knew about us, and everything we knew about them, simply disintegrates,' says the founder of The Road to Recovery.
Unabashedly enthusiastic about the ancient city, the German archaeologist fights environmental threats and structural collapses that threaten this historical jewel.
She founded Sweet Blackberry to make films that introduce new historical figures to children of all ethnic backgrounds.
The African-American entrepreneur is applying his brand of 'marketplace ministry' to create a climate for minority-owned technology start-up companies.
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.