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.
Pushpa Nagaraj has volunteered as a scribe for hundreds of students with visual impairments in India, helping them navigate an exam-based system.
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.
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.
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.
When we think of refugees, we often think of hardship and dependency. One refugee’s story turns that perception on its head.
Women’s health, education, and power are still advancing in Afghanistan. This midwife has opened doors to play a valuable role.
To address part of the homeless challenge, Doniece Sandoval started Lava Mae, a nonprofit that provides mobile showers.
Patricia Mercado Sánchez left a lucrative job to found a news site for Mexican migrants, which she says brings her “closer to the people.”
As nationalist and anti-Europe voices have gained strength, the Röders have organized pro-Europe rallies that encourage political participation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When prisoners have visitors, they may be better prepared to reenter society. Steve Gotzler leads the nonprofit Prisoner Visitation and Support in its mission to reach out to prisoners with respect.
David Leckey runs the Orton Family Foundation, which helps communities find solutions to problems like slowing growth and infrastructure breakdown. The guiding principle of his vision: Community-building.
Ashley Patterson wants to make farm-fresh produce a staple in her community's diet. To her, gardening is not only a source of healthy vegetables, it's a place that fosters community and togetherness.
Internationally acclaimed artist Paul Goodnight uses his paintbrush to help communities see their issues in a new light. Over the course of his prolific career, he's started charities, led art therapy, and created influential public works.
Each year, hundreds of thousands visit Utah’s 2002 Olympic venues. One person they can thank for the chance is Colin Hilton, who makes sure the sprawling athletic complex is accessible to everyone – not just professional athletes.
Mary Gordon believes that kids can learn to appreciate both vulnerability and strength – and embody those qualities in the classroom – as they watch a baby learn and develop over the course of a year.
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