Judge William Abrashkin left a western Massachusetts housing court to lead the Springfield Housing Authority, where programs open avenues to academic success for poor children and their families.
Adams organizes communities to revitalize and sustain economically diverse neighborhoods.
Agrawal has brought potable water – rain from rooftops – to thousands of villagers in his native India through technical knowledge and cultural understanding.
Allen’s organization engages students in the giving process by using their artwork to raise money to buy art supplies for their public schools, which have limited resources for art instruction.
Ammann works to prevent and treat HIV by supplying life-saving drugs and addressing the root causes of HIV transmission in the world’s poorest and most dangerous areas.
Ammann saves the lives of women and children in the world’s most dangerous and poorest countries through HIV prevention, treatment and care.
Using arts and culture to drive regional economic and civic development.
Anderson uses creative arts therapy to help heal adults and children traumatized by war, violence and natural disasters.
Building libraries in Central America to promote better lives.
Through central Virginia’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Archuleta makes end-of-life care for terminally ill children more humane, while supporting grieving parents.
Armitage helps people with Alzheimer’s express themselves through art when the disease has taken away their words.
Preparing urban youth to become global citizens.
Bacon transformed Refugees International into a leading voice for peacekeeping, developing sustained, focused initiatives – rather than jumping from crisis to crisis, as in the past.
Improving schools by empowering teachers as decision-makers.
Engaging high school students through the creative process to curb underage drinking.
Preventing injuries to children through community coalitions.
Since his son was shot to death, Barnes has developed proactive programs to understand and curb gun and youth violence.
Barrett supports documentaries coupled with education campaigns to bring public attention to social problems, including sexual trafficking and torture.
After her daughter suffered a traumatic brain injury, Barrett built a rehabilitation center in Tennessee to fill a crucial gap in care.
Bazerman became a lawyer to defend the legal rights of unrepresented children.
Hull and Beach are providing comfort, dignity and quality end-of-life care to terminally ill children – while considering their families’ needs – in a lively, homelike setting.
Using public television to provoke civil discourse and community engagement.
Liza Bercovici created an innovative dance-oriented charter school in L.A. in honor of her daughter, a budding dancer who died at age 13.
Bergmark is helping to break the cycle of poverty and racism in Mississippi through a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice.
Berkeley opened a hospital, birthing clinic and airfield in one of Mexico’s poorest regions to bring modern medicine to the Tarahumara Indians.