With 2.3 million inmates behind bars in the US, the goal of volunteers in mentor programs for the 2.7 million children of prisoners is: No child left alone. Despite government cuts in funding, the programs continue.
The move was part of a successful bid to force the county district attorney to prosecute misdemeanor domestic-violence charges, which he wasn't doing because of budget cuts. For now, the crisis is averted, but the deeper budget problem for cities nationwide endures.
The one-time democracy advocate and then president of South Korea, he focused on trying to improve relations with the North.
A theater class helps marginalized women reclaim their lives.
Some say it's a sanctuary for business women. Others see it as another sign of gender segregation in a male-dominated society.