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When she created the first “Afrobirding” group 15 years ago, Sherry Williams helped broaden and diversify a pastime known for its narrow demographics.
How her approach to philanthropy, and her own life, has changed after $50 billion of giving.
Pennsylvania nonprofit pairs dogs with inmates. The goal is to help participants land a full-time job within 90 days of their release.
A New Hampshire civil rights advocate resurfaces hidden stories of African Americans. Her work helps dispel the myth that slavery didn't exist in the North.
A cafe in Seattle doubles as a refuge for those in recovery from addiction. It’s part of a nationwide network serving around 1,500 people a month.
Marvin DeJear’s Evelyn K. Davis Center shows that social service organizations can strengthen whole communities – one person at a time.
Amanda Simpson and Stathis Katsarelias have given up almost everything to care for Skyrian horses on the island of Skíros.
The nonprofit Grimm & Co. boosts literacy skills at its store and in schools, serving close to 3,000 children a year in Rotherham, England.
Peter Böhmer reopened the village store in his German home of Farchant a few years ago, and it has been going gangbusters ever since.
Sometimes art allows people to see in a fresh way. Tonika Johnson’s project has done that by connecting opposite sides of a long-segregated city.
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.
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