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.
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.
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