Investigative journalist Ivan Golunov became a rallying point for Russians opposed to police corruption when he was arrested in June 2019.
Tie designer Will Howell joins other Americans with disabilities finding independence through self-employment.
Nirut Chomngam shares his knowledge with villagers in the Southeast Asian nation, where snakes frequently cross paths with humans.
After going through his own transformation from logging company owner to conservation advocate, Mark Baker aims to pay it forward with nature tours.
Going underground, a nonprofit stages a monthly food pop-up for indigenous Latino farmworkers in the U.S., a vulnerable class of working poor.
Carla Curran is working to ensure that visually impaired people have an opportunity to make contributions in science.
Two months after Hurricane Dorian, meals are still a challenge in the Bahamas. World Central Kitchen is cooking, and trying to rebuild resilience.
A Maryland nonprofit helps ease the arrival of children to their new foster homes. Care-packed totes offer a boost of self-worth – and an alternative to trash bags.
Ecatepec, Mexico, is a hot spot for violence against women. Manuel Amador is helping students push back against the idea that’s the way it has to be.
Spurred by a love of blue-footed boobies, two brothers help fund research on the iconic birds from the Galápagos Islands.
Meet Robin Hood, Chicago’s activist minister helping shield African American seniors from mortgage fraud.
A program that has taught mothers in 16 countries was created by Edit Schlaffer to help women whose children are being recruited by extremists.
When she created the first “Afrobirding” group 15 years ago, Sherry Williams helped broaden and diversify a pastime known for its narrow demographics.
SailBlind has helped hundreds of blind people onto the water. The sailing program has even produced crews that race internationally.
Environmental activist William Amanzuru’s network, Friends of Zoka, is determined to push back against illegal logging and deforestation in Uganda.
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.
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.
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.
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