Growing up, Reshma Saujani was terrified of math and science. Now she makes sure other girls don't miss out on opportunities because of similar fears.
Below are just some of the organizations and initiatives working to create a lasting peace based on dignity, security, equality, and respect for the human rights of all Palestinians and Israelis.
Her multimedia company, reelblue LLC, tells stories about health and the environment, such as how pulp mill worker Dick Goin helped return wild salmon to the Elwha River.
In Berlin, plans are under way to build a new house of worship that will host three religions: 'We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but instead reconciles them,' says a Christian bishop.
The New York City nonprofit group provides appropriate clothing and interview skills training to disadvantaged women seeking jobs.
She works restore the dignity and rights of women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese during World War II.
Students at Tuloy school in Manila, The Philippines, are bound for the ballet and culinary careers as far away as Dubai.
Through farming and selling their crops, new immigrants make up to $20,000 a year – lifting them from poverty, alleviating debt, and, in some cases, bringing college within reach.
Martin Burt, a former government minister in Paraguay, tells how the Social Progress Index has helped Paraguay set clearer goals and improve quality of life.
A gardening effort in Camden, N.J., brings fresh food to New Jersey’s biggest food desert.
The former inmate, who lives on Chicago's South Side, helps those who've served time to find work and keep out of trouble.
Lian Pin Koh, cofounder of ConservationDrones.org, says drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions, from counting orangutans to stopping poaching.
Prep for Prep identifies promising students of color and helps prepare them for placement at top-quality independent and boarding schools.
Miley Cyrus turned the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards spotlight on the homeless youth of America. Twerking is so last year.
Raymond Burse is forfeiting a chunk of his salary at Kentucky State University to improve pay for the lowest-paid workers.
Bob Keesee kept tinkering until he got his homemade rain-catching systems right. Now they collect precious water for Haiti's rural poor.
Ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts are raising awareness and money for charitable causes.
Youths who work at Second Life Bikes for 15 hours can earn a refurbished bicycle of their own.
After successfully defeating miners, Aleta Baun is heading into the regional parliament to continue her campaign to protect the environment in western Timor, part of Indonesia.
Camp Patriot prods injured US military veterans to get out and get on with life.