Skip to main content

Homepage

Solve America's biggest problems by empowering people
A group of students on a sailboat FEATURED STORY Why this school takes students into the middle of the Gulf of Mexico
Top stories

Stand Together helps changemakers tackle the root causes of our country's biggest problems. These are their stories, ideas, and advice.

301
271
311
291
256
276
251
261
286
296
See more Photo collage of a person working, money, and a person graduating. Why modernizing the Pell Grant is both possible — and vital

This federal program hasn’t changed in decades. It’s time for a fresh start. 

Two students reading together in a classroom Think education has to be ‘either/or’? Think again.

Farmhouse Phonics is creating an ecosystem of support for learners of all kinds.

A foster family and child plays together in their house. These 3 organizations are challenging the status quo in foster care

Meet the innovators using tech and personalized mentorship to transform child and family outcomes. 

Apartment units How this innovative affordable housing solution addresses high rent one room at a time

PadSplit benefits both renters and landlords alike.

See more Two students reading together in a classroom Think education has to be ‘either/or’? Think again.

Farmhouse Phonics is creating an ecosystem of support for learners of all kinds.

Students engaged in their learning in a classroom Why we need more innovation in education

Here's what the future of learning can look like.

A student learning on a computer in a classroom 7 education trends to watch in 2024

A new horizon for teachers and students alike

Photo of a classroom with a student highlighted in yellow Could individualized learning be the future of education?

Every child is unique. Learning opportunities can — and should — account for their individuality.

See more ghost town A tale of ghost towns: How overregulation is destroying rural America

In Pennsylvania, two mining towns are trying to recover from the economic turmoil created by Washington’s overregulation. 

A female massage therapist as seen through slightly parted curtains Occupational licensing reform is a key to economic abundance in states

Less restrictive licensing gives Americans the freedom they deserve to pursue meaningful and successful work.

First Step Staffing is Helping People Overcome Barriers To Employment First Step Staffing is helping people overcome barriers to employment

Seventy million Americans struggle with barriers to employment. This nonprofit staffing agency has a radical solution.

An image showing pieces of the state seals of Ohio, Idaho, and Virginia Idaho, Ohio, and Virginia are cutting red tape and paving the way to economic abundance 

Regulatory reform is a huge task that can be simplified for states.

See more A foster family and child plays together in their house. These 3 organizations are challenging the status quo in foster care

Meet the innovators using tech and personalized mentorship to transform child and family outcomes. 

Apartment units How this innovative affordable housing solution addresses high rent one room at a time

PadSplit benefits both renters and landlords alike.

Son of Saints founder Bivian "Sonny" Lee III at a football game with two boys he mentors Boys need their fathers. The next best thing? A whole team of adults.

This changemaker lost his father. Now he’s standing in for other absent fathers.

Photo collage of a mother holding her small child. Her children were taken from her. How one mom turned it around.

Deanna Howell struggled with addiction for years. This nonprofit changed everything. 

See more Photo collage of a person working, money, and a person graduating. Why modernizing the Pell Grant is both possible — and vital

This federal program hasn’t changed in decades. It’s time for a fresh start. 

Students engaged in their postsecondary educations 3 innovations connecting learners to jobs – and transforming education

New educational models fill the talent gap for employers and the opportunity gap for workers. 

An excerpt from an old letter that reads, "we have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students..." How a widening labor gap becomes an opportunity

Attracting women to tech shouldn't be about quotas. It should be about this instead.

A person on their laptop during nighttime at home How a flexible approach to work can help everyone thrive

In 2024, working 9-5 at a desk isn’t cutting it anymore.

See more A person's hand holds a gavel up in the air. Prosecutors are overwhelmed. These orgs are taking the pressure off.

How justice that focuses on safer, faster resolution can be more effective — and better for the community — than punishment.

The Supreme Court of the United States with the U.S. Constitution in the background How the new Civil Liberties Alliance is restoring people's constitutional rights

This nonprofit law firm is protecting Americans’ civil liberties and restoring the balance of power.

Moral disagreements Why this professor thinks moral disagreements can bring us closer together

At the Center for the Science of Moral Understanding, Kurt Gray is researching why we misunderstand each other.

A man and a woman next to each other, photographed from the chest up Could AI solve the biggest problem with ‘the right to an attorney’?

JusticeText aims to restore balance to the criminal justice system and redefine what public safety means in America.

See more Split screen of Edrys Leyva as a child at left with an photo from his military service at right. Vets are stuck waiting for health care. It’s why this man fights.

Edrys Leyva’s journey from escaping Cuba’s regime to Navy veteran and health care advocate. 

Destroyed buildings in Ukraine What are the right questions to be asking about U.S.-Ukraine relations right now?

The Ukraine War is at an impasse. Here’s what you need to know.

Two images side by side of a man working with a service dog. The back of his shirt says "the voice of veterans for freedom and prosperity." How Buddy the service dog is helping vets with PTSD

When Ian Robinson re-entered civilian life, service animals gave him purpose.

Army veteran Chris Enget holding a photo The war in Afghanistan ended two years ago. Here’s one veteran’s reflections.

Army veteran Chris Enget has faced a lifetime of struggles and barriers. But his optimism and journey to heal himself and others are what define him.

See more How Can We Fix the Mental Health System in America? More therapists won’t fix the mental health care crisis, but this can

Peer support may be the key to transforming mental health care. So far, it’s working for millions.

Text describing a certificate of need law is interspersed with the image of a medical professional in scrubs and cap Hidden harms of ‘Certificate of Need’ laws

States with CON laws have higher prices, fewer medical facilities, and inferior patient outcomes.

A smiling man in a suit sits in front of a wooden backdrop with the logo "Texas Public Policy Foundation" Rising health care reformer charts a path for young professionals and policy reforms  

Tanner Aliff is a policy and health expert transforming America's health care system. Here's how.

Image depicts a group of people holding each other in a circle. Give an Hour is increasing access to mental health care. Here’s their secret.

Can community members support each other’s mental health? It already is, and it's closing a big gap.

See more Collage of a person walking down a dark street and a police officer Homicide rates are too high in America. Here’s what we can do.

We already have a key to reducing violent crime, according to this former law enforcement officer turned leading policy researcher.

two women shaking hands The US has the highest recidivism rate in the world. Here's a solution

The Frederick Douglass Project uses face-to-face conversations in prison to unlock possibilities for everyone.

5 Nonprofits Actively Reducing Recidivism 5 nonprofits actively reducing recidivism

About half of people leaving prison or jail will return. These five nonprofits want to change that.

She changed her mind on the war on drugs I changed my mind on how to tackle drug addiction

The founder of End it for Good says the war on drugs has failed. Here’s why.

See more A close-up photo of a hand holding a mobile device. On social media platforms, who’s in charge?

Here's why users should moderate social platforms themselves.

What Are Some Solutions to Polarization? Want a radical solution for polarization? It starts with understanding this key belief

Polarization in society transcends borders. Here’s how More in Common is tackling it.

Ways We Can Protect Freedom of Speech Today Social media presents a new challenge to free speech. This founder has a plan.

Protecting free speech online is vital. Free speech expert Jacob Mchangama shares how the U.S. can do that.

Free Speech Authors Offer Solutions To End Cancel Culture Cancel culture is toxic. Solve it with humility and parenting.

Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott’s new book The Canceling of the American Mind dives into cancel culture’s origins and ways to fight it.

See more A refugee and an American citizen embrace one another Here’s how one refugee organization harnesses what Americans do best

Welcome.US: Where every American gets to play a role in helping a refugee find their new community.

A Mexican twist to your Thanksgiving feast Chef Pati Jinich wants her Mexico-inspired Thanksgiving recipes to spark bigger conversations

Thanksgiving is celebrity chef Pati Jinich’s favorite American holiday. It’s easy to see why.

Daniel Garza Discusses Current Challenges in the Hispanic Community From farmworker to the White House: Daniel Garza’s incredible true story  

Daniel Garza worked alongside his immigrant parents as farmworkers. He used that work ethic to rise to a position in the White House.

A group of people waving small American flags Win-win solutions to America’s immigration challenge
Stories that inspire, in your inbox.

Sign up for the Stand Together newsletter and get stories, ideas, and advice from changemakers to help you tackle America’s biggest problems.

Two participants of The Phoenix, a national sober active community, hug during a training session.
© 2024 Stand Together. All rights reserved. Stand Together and the Stand Together logo are trademarks and service marks of Stand Together. Terms like “we,” “our,” and “us,” as well as “Stand Together,” and “the Stand Together community,” are used here for the sake of convenience. While the individuals and organizations to which those terms may refer share and work toward a common vision—including, but not limited to, Stand Together Foundation, Stand Together, Charles Koch Foundation, Stand Together Trust, Stand Together Fellowships, and Americans for Prosperity—each engages only in those activities that are consistent with its nonprofit status.
Jump back to top