She cofounded OvidiuRo, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping severely impoverished children in Romania succeed in school.
Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers attempt the hazardous trip through Egypt's Sinai trying to reach Israel. About a third die in the attempt and many are held for ransom. Hamdy al-Azazy helps as many as he can.
Pastor Corey Brooks spent nearly three months on the roof of run-down Chicago motel that was a hub of drug dealing and prostitution to shut it down.
Germany's Irmela Mensah-Schramm checks lampposts, public benches, anywhere she might find a racist slogan or Nazi swastika. Then she pulls out a bottle of spray paint and covers it.
Epps, the principal of Synergy Charter Academy in Los Angeles, has turned it into the 'best urban elementary school in the US.'
A shoe factory located just outside a prison in El Salvador is an act of love, a way to help former convicts stay out of prison.
After retiring from legal work Olga Murray took on a new task: educating the children, especially the girls, of Nepal.
A young Swedish Muslim, Siavosh Derakhti, has founded a group that educates young people about the evils and dangers of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia.
After visiting prisons to pray with inmates, she began to offer former convicts a place to live and a program to deal with their social, practical, and spiritual needs.
Tom McNichol is the unofficial garbageman of the Charles River, beautifying Boston's iconic strip of water.
The philanthropist and farmer travels the world looking for how his Howard G. Buffett Foundation can help solve the biggest challenges.
ChopChop magazine offers nutritious, easy-to-make recipes that appeal to kids and parents alike.
After a flash of inspiration Glenn Paige wrote a book on 'nonkilling,' and now his concept is gaining momentum worldwide.
Israeli Shaul David Judelman and Palestinian Ziad Abed Sabateen plan to open an organic farm together that will sell vegetables and support families in need.
Rushing to the scene of emergencies and disasters, Passarelli and her Soup Ladies nourish the helpers.
He's a folk music detective, revealing the lost artists who helped create American folk music.
John Dennis Liu says humans can stop destroying their planet. He's documented ecological restoration projects around the world to prove it.
Kyoko Okutani heads Women's World Banking Japan, part of a growing network of female entrepreneurs in a male-dominated country.
Khanyisile Motsa is 'mother' to a very large family – 62 orphaned girls at her Johannesburg, South Africa, 'Home of Hope' orphanage.
Women in developing countries 'hold the key' to their futures, Lynne Patterson says. Her nonprofit Pro Mujer helps them find it.
Many charitable organizations dedicate themselves to improving the welfare of animals. Here, we tell you about some of the best. These six organizations have four-star ratings from Charity Navigator, along with at least $13.5 million in total annual expenses.
Her Get Lit – Words Ignite project introduces the excitement and benefits of performing poetry to thousands of highly challenged teens in the Los Angeles area each year.
Traveling by modified motorcycle Sri Lestari rides around Indonesia giving disabled people new hope.
Dallas Jessup was just a teenager when she made the video 'Just Yell Fire.' Today she's continuing that mission to help girls and young women stay safe.
Jean Paul Samputu lost his family during the genocide in Rwanda. But he overcame rage and resentment by learning to forgive – even for his father's killer.