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To address part of the homeless challenge, Doniece Sandoval started Lava Mae, a nonprofit that provides mobile showers.
Little Steps Community Daycare in rural Georgia has transformed the lives of children, parents, and senior volunteers.
At Hopeworks, Dan Rhoton helps at-risk youths find opportunity by coupling coding and computer training with life readiness coaching.
As nationalist and anti-Europe voices have gained strength, the Röders have organized pro-Europe rallies that encourage political participation.
He left Liberia for his safety and won the Goldman Environmental Prize fighting for land rights – and against governments and big corporations.
In Bangalore, India, a startup called TrashCon made a machine that helps manage waste by sorting mixed trash.
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Mark Horvath's videos help people understand homelessness. He's reached hundreds of thousands of viewers and sparked local volunteering efforts.
Roberto Patiño is a Harvard-educated Venezuelan who has established more than 100 free dining halls around his country in the past three years.
Air Force veteran Sara Creech found new purpose on an Indiana farm. Now she’s showing other veterans how to find this path, too.
Amid the Venezuela crisis, a grassroots effort to provide humanitarian aid has one woman in the Venezuelan diaspora shipping shoes to meet a need.
Charlotte Japp saw how both younger and older people could benefit from cross-generational networking initiatives. Her organization's parties and cultural events serve the greater purpose of ending age segregation.
It’s easy to forget that vulnerable populations need more than food and shelter. As musician Kristo Kondakçi demonstrates, music provides respite, confidence, and joy for those in need – food for the soul.
Cohear, an organization in Ohio, sets up conversations between local officials and ‘everyday experts.’ And those talks can help resolve acrimonious divides, from arguments about new developments to bullying in schools.
These days, many people looking to volunteer want to be sure it will truly make a difference. So in this piece, a philanthropy expert shares her insights.
In a Philadelphia neighborhood, Noelle Warford is protecting green space. That's allowing the community to get fresh food, become friendlier, and find leafy, peaceful places to relax.
Bethany Rubin Henderson has expanded a program with an unusual blend of offerings – soccer, poetry, and service. And the program is partnering with soccer franchise D.C. United.
In African-American neighborhoods of the city’s South Side, Jahmal Cole works with young people and volunteers to improve lives and communities by changing the little things.
Nuns & Nones brings together sisters and spiritually oriented Millennials. The life-changing conversations that have resulted show what can happen when unlikely pairings are made.
After a combat deployment in Iraq, Zach Skiles faced mental trauma when he returned home. Now he uses his background to help fellow veterans struggling with the aftermath of war.
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