The Sound Of Art In Los Angeles, Calif.

Years ago, Catherine Goldwyn was director of a music studio at a community center in South Central Los Angeles. There she created a mobile music […]

Helping Hats In Reeds Spring, Mo.

Sophia Greenwalt, 13, is the founder of Helping Hats, a fundraising program in the Reeds Spring School District. Once a month, students and staff can […]

Dancing In The Dark In Nashville, Tenn.

I had always dreamed of learning ballroom dancing. But when I lost most of my sight due to retinitis pigmentosa, the dream seemed over. However, […]

Recycling Bikes In Albany, N.Y.

The Albany Bicycle Coalition started in my backyard in 2003 when a small group of mechanically inclined bike enthusiasts-volunteers gathered to learn bike repair skills […]

Hay Is For Horses In Tryon, N.C.

The Tryon area has been known as “Horse Country” for almost a century. People here take their equine economy seriously, it’s a major source of […]

Reading Aloud In Wilmington, Del.

Read Aloud Delaware — headed by Executive Director Mary Hirschbiel and moer than 800 volunteers — is making a noticeable impact in Wilmington. When you […]

Street Running In Rochester, N.Y.

What do you do with city kids running the streets? You help them run better. At least, that’s what New Life Presbyterian Church in Rochester […]

Sprucing Up Schools In Yigo, Guam

Folks from Andersen Air Force Base are sprucing up campuses, painting classroom walls and freshening up schoolyards through the government of Guam’s Adopt-A-School program during […]

Garden Of Youth In Moab, Utah

The mission of the Youth Garden Project in Moab is to cultivate healthy children, families and communities through educational programs and the profound act of […]

Heart Of A Hawk In Iowa City, Iowa

In the fall of 2008 my friend, TJ Anderson — a member of the University of Iowa’s Herky the Hawk mascot squad — took note […]

Helping Homeowners In Boston, Mass.

Boston Building Resources started in 1978 as a consumer co-op to help people insulate their homes more affordably. Fifteen years later, the organization launched a […]