A growing movement in higher education is trying to teach empathy.
For recent college grads, sometimes doing an unpaid internship for a nonprofit is a nonoption.
Some people can’t afford to do their laundry, and that doesn’t bode well for a society that insists on clean, good-smelling professionals. Laundry Love, a nationwide nonprofit, helps restore dignity by helping people pay for clean laundry.
For the middle class, things like laundry and tampons aren’t hard to come by. But for someone living below the poverty threshold, these regular household items may just have to come last.
Some people love it, some hate it. Here are some people who used the ice bucket challenge for causes outside ALS.
A New York photographer is taking portraits in the most impoverished places of the world to help everyone be more aware of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals.
Two men were shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, this month. One was unarmed, one had a knife. Heated protests in response may be the result of growing poverty in the suburban area — and the city is not alone.
How to respond to homelessness in your neighborhood? One couple hired them.
Two-thirds of the world’s population don’t have the Internet, and tech giants like Facebook and Google are attempting to change that by offering free Internet to remote countries and villages around the world. But is this really a development effort?
A university president decided to take a pay cut of $90,000 to help give the school’s lowest-paid workers a higher wage.
Tech giants like Google and Facebook are bringing free Internet to remote areas and claiming that the technology could lift millions out of poverty. But scholars are skeptical because research says technology doesn’t do much to help the poor.
People all over the globe are taking selfies with hummus to remind people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict of what the two groups have in common: a love of hummus.
Home to more than a thousand squatters, a half-built skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela is being emptied out.
Someone asked people to share memories of when they were poor. This is what they said.
A new poll found that most Americans across religious and party lines believe the unaccompanied children at the border should be offered support and shelter, and should be seen as refugees, not illegal immigrants.
In response to the backlash surrounding anti-homeless spikes in a London convenient store, a Canadian charity organization has come up with a solution that provides the opposite—benches that turn into shelter for the homeless.
A new initiative from the Obama administration is targeting high poverty areas across the country and giving them first priority for federal funding.
Recent violence between Israel and Gaza has had an alarming amount of casualties. Many of them are children.
What makes people want to give away their money? Research shows there are a few key factors, and organizations seeking donations can take note.
A child in India is more likely to be malnourished than a child in a country such as Zimbabwe or Somalia, where poverty and lack of food are much more rampant. Studies show that poor sanitation may be the cause.
Want to join the Peace Corps? Good news. The application process just got a little easier.
Obama and Congress are discussing possible solutions for the thousands of children crossing the border alone.
Pew released a study last week revealing that most political conservatives think the poor “have it easy.”
A new study from Pew reveals that of the thousands of children migrating to the U.S. without their parents, many are coming from poverty-ridden, conflict-prone areas in Central America.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 turned 50 Wednesday— here’s what you need to know to commemorate and improve race relations today.
What it would be like to eat on the same budget of 47 million Americans living on food stamps — just $4 a day.
A new report from the United Nations reveals that there are now more than 50 million refugees around the world — a number we haven’t seen since World War II.
Man hugging is on the rise among millennial men.
A new report shows that as the economy recovers from the recession, so is charitable giving. But what does the report say about how Americans are caring for the world’s poor?
Some cities go to extreme lengths to prevent the homeless from loitering, but is it right?