Leaders of other cultural institutions are watching the
experiment at the Cleveland Museum of Art with interest.
Foundations are paying a big chunk of the bill to help more
Latinos attend parochial institutions.
A Portland, Ore., group works with social-service charities to
teach troubled kids to perform trapeze and other acrobatics.
Hazardous conditions and lack of money to provide refugees with
shelter and other necessities put a strain on humanitarian
Girls who walked to school were at risk of rape or abduction, so
many parents were keeping their daughters at home.
Playworks is sends coaches to 360 schools to help kids have fun
during recess and return to class ready to learn.
An upstart Baltimore opera company that appeals to kids,
grandparents, and others hopes to expand to national scale.
Soulforce trains young activists in techniques of nonviolent
confrontation and their work has led some institutions to drop
A theater group brings Broadway actors and dancers to the
hospital rooms of chronically ill or disabled children.
Robert Cradle hopes to spread his idea of opening barbershops in
shelters, a way to give people in need a permanent place to
Vets Helping Heroes has raised more than $2-million since 2006
to train and place service dogs with returning service members who
have suffered emotional and physical...
Maurice Lim Miller, head of the Family Independence Initiative,
plans to use money from the MacArthur Foundation to spread his
charity's approach overseas.
A small nonprofit has spread a creative way to encourage reading
to 40 states and countries.
The Vintage Base Ball Association has recruited 75 teams to play
according to old-school rules and methods.
Men in leather vests sneer. Women with feather boas preen.
Constant motion. No words. Welcome to Synetic Theater’s version of
“The Taming of the Shrew.”
The USA Swimming Foundation focuses its work on minority
children. Among those spreading the word about the charity is
Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones, who is part of the...
Retrak, a project that grew out of a pickup game of soccer in
Kampala, has returned a thousand boys to their families. Plus:
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Depave recruits volunteers to transform parking lots and other
spots to green spaces that beautify communities and reduce runoff
of pollutants into streams and rivers.
First Graduate prepares students academically for college and
helps their families navigate the admission and financial-aid
process. Its goal is to help students whose family...
The Paradigm Project hopes to sell five million of its
inexpensive and efficient cook stoves in developing countries by
2020 to reduce the burden of collecting firewood and...
For individuals and families struggling with relocation issues,
the Colorado African Organization offers not just English,
computer, and civics classes but help in navigating...
The 180 productions featured in Washington's Environmental Film
Festival come from 42 countries and tell diverse tales, some of
The GoodWeave Foundation tries to persuade carpet retailers it's
not in their financial interest to buy from suppliers who use child
labor, and its random inspections at...
The American Widow Project sponsors frequent retreats in which
small groups congregate to share their grief and memories while
participating in activities such as skydiving,...
The rural development group Landesa says providing secure title
to patches of land creates capital and helps families improve their
income and their diets.