A small, organic farm in Central Texas works to strengthen the local food system, one farmer at a time.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Education, Food Security, Racial equality

Karen Evans discusses youth empowerment in New Orleans’ movement toward a ‘healing-centered’ city.

By Cecily Sailer and Kelly West
Photo by Kelly West

Criminal Justice, Education, Youth
How California teens are working to end relationship violence.


By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos by Martin do Nascimento

Education, Public Safety, Youth

NOVA ScriptsCentral in Northern Virginia helps low-income patients access life-saving drugs for chronic illnesses.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Kelly West

Care, Education, Health

The Multicultural Refugee Coalition provides employment opportunities for refugee women to support their families in Central Texas.

By Jim Tuttle

Education, Video, Work

UC Berkeley’s Social Welfare, Sports, and Society program aims to attract more men of color to lead in social work.

By Linda Burton

Education, Opinion, Racial equality

Home visiting programs for parents of young children in Colorado are even more critical during the pandemic.

Story and photos by Kelly West

Education, Racial equality, Video, Youth

A network of partners in Pueblo, CO provides computers and wifi where online access is hard to come by.

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Education, Technology

Charity Chandler-Cole envisions foster care in Los Angeles as a restorative, healing space for young people of color.

By Martin do Nascimento

Care, Education, Fostering Conversation, Housing, Racial equality

University High School in Austin, TX, offers teens in recovery an education, a community, and the tools for sobriety.

By Cecily Sailer

Education, Mental Health, Recovery

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

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos by Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Education, Health

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

By Jessica Salfia

COVID-19, Education, Health, Opinion, Public Safety, Work

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

By Cecily Sailer

Education, LGBTQ+, Mental Health, Recovery

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

COVID-19, Education, Food Security, Fostering Conversation, Housing

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

By Jim Tuttle

Education, Recovery, Work

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

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Education, Technology, Work

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

By Martin do Nascimento and Anthony Pico

Care, Education, Fostering Conversation

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

Education, Food Security, Work

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

By Jim Tuttle

Care, Education, Health

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

Education, Video, Work, Youth

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

Education, Food Security, Work

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

Education, Food Security, Housing