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.
The Boston-based artist creates outdoor murals across the US and abroad. 'Art has the potential to save someone’s life,' he says. 'Why be subtle about it?'
For Foote, known as the ‘angel of East St. Louis,’ cooking up a free meal for those in need is her vocation and her joy.
As a young social worker she was planning only to take a survey. But when she saw what was happening she knew she had to stay and help.
To Germans uneasy about their obligation to welcome foreign asylum seekers, Richter offers meaningful dialogue.
The Miracle Foundation dramatically improves standards in a growing network of orphanages.
He cofounded Gideon’s Promise to assist idealistic public defenders, who fight long odds to make sure the scales of justice are fairly balanced.
The 'retail activist’ charged $2,000 on her Visa card and made 1,000 bottles of Afghanistan Orange Blossom, selling it out of her garage.
Henneberger, a behind-the-scenes force for social change, relishes improving lives through better housing and race relations, as well as economic opportunities.
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