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.
The British couple moved to Thailand to retire. But when they learned of the illegal capture and torture of dogs, their plans changed.
The entrepreneurial owner of Caribbean Craft has created a successful business that offers employees wages and benefits far above what is usual in Haiti.
A stately structure in Mumbai built during British rule has become a modern world-class cultural center.
Fewer than 100 little vaquita porpoises are left in the Gulf of California. California teenager William Whittenbury aims to save them.
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