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.
For 30 years he has mentored youths, many of whom were out of school and on the streets – neglected, abused, or abandoned. He helps them go on to higher education and good jobs.
Though Japanese himself, he's spent decades aiding non-Japanese survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Student Diplomacy Corps gives rural and urban students a chance to see the world while deepening their understanding of global issues – and each other.
Benevolence Farm, nestled in pastoral lands west of Durham, N.C., will serve as a transitional living program for just released female ex-convicts.
Today the retired British policeman's nonprofit Casa Ioana is a place where women and children can go to feel safe and learn how to rebuild their lives.
At Reach Incorporated the tutors are only about six to eight years older – high school students who themselves have been struggling academically or socially.
Now he spends his time helping youths in the court system, meeting with them in prison, and counseling their families.
He already had been jailed and shot when an Israeli soldier killed his brother.
He grew up in the US but without citizenship. Now he's helping others return to Mexico.
One of her innovative ideas: a cafe where street kids have a safe environment to learn how to work.
The founder of the Nepal Youth Foundation, profiled in a 2013 Monitor article, was preparing for a birthday party when the earthquake hit. Now she's back in the US raising funds to aid Nepal.
Confections With Convictions is more than a fancy chocolate shop. It's a fresh start for troubled teens.
She lined her St. Louis-area basement with freezers and shelves and began distributing food, diapers, and toiletries free to local foster families.
Rabbi Michel Serfaty takes his ‘friendship bus’ around France to spread a message of tolerance and understanding
Because of the efforts of the former police officer, many people he came to know on the streets now have stable housing – in a place and in a program he helped create.
Ethnic minorities in Japan didn't have a reliable source of news in their own languages – such as what to do if an earthquake strikes.
Monty Roberts is taking his message of nonviolent communication and developing trust to military veterans, military police, and incarcerated youths with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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