Pandemic and related safety measures disrupt key early interventions, like speech and physical therapy.

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

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Teachers in Appalachia face additional hardships during the pandemic, as districts push for in-person learning.

By Jessica Salfia

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FreedHearts helps conservative Christian parents of LGBTQ children reconcile love and faith.

By Cecily Sailer

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elise Cutini led her Silicon Valley-based nonprofit to rapidly raise and distribute funds to address the mounting needs of the foster youth they serve.

By Martin do Nascimento

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A workforce development program in Pennsylvania helps incarcerated people find employment when they’re released.

By Jim Tuttle

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With buildings closed, the Austin Public Library shifts resources to maintain public service.

By Cecily Sailer

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A Los Angeles nonprofit is challenging the prevailing narratives on foster care.

By Martin do Nascimento and Anthony Pico

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At Dig Deep Farms in Ashland, California, formerly incarcerated people like Philip Bonds and Kimberly Thomas are welcomed to learn, work and contribute to their community through paid reentry internships aimed at reducing recidivism.

By Martin do Nascimento and Katie Friel

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Barn Yard Equine was founded by two friends who had seen how working with horses can benefit people with disabilities.

By Jim Tuttle

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Not Your Typical Culinary Academy trains young adults with developmental disabilities. “It’s amazing when somebody gets a chance and has the right support, what they’re capable of accomplishing in life.”

By Jim Tuttle

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On a 3.5 acre farm in East Austin, Urban Roots serves teens and young adults through paid internships that focus not just on farming, but also on their growth as leaders and good citizens.

By Kelly West and Omar L. Gallaga

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At Ivy Tech Community College, a network of more than 40 campuses in Indiana, a pillar of their strategic plan is to ensure the basic needs of students are met.

By Kelly West and Jodi Gonzalez

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