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This Fifth-Grader Raised $200,000 to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill by Selling Watercolors This Fifth-Grader Raised $200,000 to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill by Selling Watercolors
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles Becker
These three young activists found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
When Her Photo Became an Anti-Feminist Meme, This College Woman Fought Back—and Thousands Joined Her When Her Photo Became an Anti-Feminist Meme, This College Woman Fought Back—and Thousands Joined Her
by Erika Lundahl, Rachael Stoeve
From internet memes to campus quads, young people are reworking feminism to meet today's challenges.
This Guy Moved Into His Parents’ House So a Homeless Family Could Live in His This Guy Moved Into His Parents’ House So a Homeless Family Could Live in His
by Chris Francis, Katrina Rabeler
Three extraordinary, everyday people who will make your day better.
People We Love: David Feld People We Love: David Feld
by Fabien Tepper
Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
People We Love: Asa Needle People We Love: Asa Needle
by Laura Beans
Leading teenagers in the clean-up of their hometown, Worcester, Mass.
People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura Beans
Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
People We Love: Sarah Bergmann People We Love: Sarah Bergmann
by Fabien Tepper
Creating a pollination pathway for urban bees.
People We Love: Somaly Mam People We Love: Somaly Mam
Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Invincible: Detroit’s Homegrown, Hip-Hop Activism Invincible: Detroit’s Homegrown, Hip-Hop Activism
by Shannan Stoll
Powerful, passionate, and politically charged rhymes that speak for marginalized people.
Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games
by Heidi Bruce
This college football player insisted the University of Virginia invest in living wages for its employees, not new sports enhancements.
Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Advocate for Acceptance Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Advocate for Acceptance
by Shannan Stoll
Bringing personal warmth and serious scholarship to advocacy for marriage equality in Orthodox Judaism.
James Bell: Real Justice for Youth James Bell: Real Justice for Youth
by Lindsay Kucera
More than 70 percent of incarcerated kids are minorities. This advocate wanted to find out why.
Juliana Rotich: A Map App for Crises Juliana Rotich: A Map App for Crises
by Lindsay Kucera
From Kenya, an open-source solution for navigating chaos.
Occupy UC Davis: Whose University? Occupy UC Davis: Whose University?
by Jennifer Kaye
How a student sit-in led to a national outcry.
Jennifer Real: Protecting Clean Water Jennifer Real: Protecting Clean Water
by Jennifer Kaye
This PTA mom is leading the fight against toxic waste in her Texas hometown.
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