Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what’s wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who’s doing it right?
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they’re released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine Sarah van Gelder discusses the innovative approach to crime used in Hawaii’s only women’s prison.
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco’s Delancey Street.
Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas opens up about his life as an undocumented immigrant—and the “underground railroad” that made it possible.
U.S. mayors: The money we spend on military adventures abroad could be better spent meeting needs at home.
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
We can all agree that we’ve got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?
Freedom from harassment is part of students' right to an equal education.
Small stories about big change.
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Patrice Gaines: We can keep our streets safe without throwing people away.
What kind of despair could lead someone to value short-term pain relief over life itself? The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?”
Lorna Shepardson knows a magical gift horses possess that can help bring young people from the depths of darkness to a glimmer of self-confidence. This is Lorna’s story.
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.