Plenty of people are doing good work in Pakistan, but too often such stories don't reach Western readers. So here’s one person helping street children – something that’s needed elsewhere, too.
“Who knows how you get a horse to trot?” Dale Perkins asks the campers. “You slap the reins!” yells 11-year-old Schneider. “No, that’s only in the movies," says Mr. Perkins. “You just have to ask them. Trot, Derby.”
It’s a belief in change through the taste buds: Can one locavore business grow the ranks of non-meat eaters, plus focus on building real relationships with buyers and sellers?
Carsten Sommerfeldt was dismayed at a disconnect between authors and the public. So he became a proponent of Shared Reading – an alternative to book tours and book clubs.
Coping mechanisms can hide adult illiteracy – a problem linked to higher poverty and health-care costs. But even after cuts in government funding, one literacy nonprofit in Arkansas, led by Sara Drew, has grown.
Those aging out of the foster care system can face myriad challenges. Ken Mullner has been a key figure in efforts to make sure that every child’s yearning for a loving, supportive family is fulfilled.
Washington can be a contrast between a center of power and needy neighborhoods. Robin Berkley is leading one group’s efforts to level the playing field for young people in one of these communities.
National parks wouldn’t be the same without the help of partner organizations. One of the most exemplary such groups is in the San Francisco Bay Area, led by Greg Moore.
Too frequently, bail doesn't work the way it was intended. Robin Steinberg has launched an initiative that is drawing attention to this often-overlooked issue, with a plan to bail out 160,000 people in the US.
Lucio Usobiaga is the main person behind the resurgence. His efforts show how an area that has evolved from its beginnings can make a return – and do so in an innovative way that benefits a range of people.