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See more A group of people celebrate together in a hallway. Finding a job is good. Loving that job? Even better.

Some people believe a fulfilling job is out of their reach. It’s not true.

Sumay and Aila Lu, founders of the online WEquil School and WEquil App The sisters empowering other kids to create and share useful content

The young founders ask, ‘How can you make that into something real that you can share with other people?’

Brittany Williams, a teen mom, hugs her two young children. The decisive moment for this teen mom: Her toddler was holding a gun.

This nonprofit harnesses teen mothers’ “mommy motivation” to help them build a better life.

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. 

See more Sumay and Aila Lu, founders of the online WEquil School and WEquil App The sisters empowering other kids to create and share useful content

The young founders ask, ‘How can you make that into something real that you can share with other people?’

A collage of a teacher teaching a class. 70 years after desegregation, schools look the same. Here's a solution.

Segregation is getting worse in U.S. schools. This expert says we’ve been solving the wrong problem.

A group of people celebrate by throwing confetti in the air. This school sounds unreal, but more than 100,000 teachers have visited

Educators come from worldwide to observe how teachers at this school engage their students.

Collage of students engaged in learning alongside Kyle Ellison, founding executive director of the Khan Lab School in Wichita, Kansas. Why is failure important for students?

Disruption and failure in class are seen as negatives at school. Should they be? 

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. 

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

PadSplit benefits both renters and landlords alike.

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.

See more Brittany Williams, a teen mom, hugs her two young children. The decisive moment for this teen mom: Her toddler was holding a gun.

This nonprofit harnesses teen mothers’ “mommy motivation” to help them build a better life.

A police officer plays with children on a slide. Can human connection prevent tragedy? This widow believes it can.

This founder has dedicated her life to helping people like the man who killed her husband.

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. 

Stand Together Senior Vice President Evan Feinberg pictured alongside leaders of The Last Mile program. Dignity, not deficiency: An answer to reducing recidivism

Evan Feinberg offers a principles-based approach to tackling overincarceration and poverty. 

See more A group of people celebrate together in a hallway. Finding a job is good. Loving that job? Even better.

Some people believe a fulfilling job is out of their reach. It’s not true.

Collage of a person filling out a college application and other people 2 stories show what happens when we stop relying on college degrees

LaShana Lewis and Brandy Grace were very qualified, but not having a college degree held them back. 

A collage two photos side-by-side: One shows a student holding a degree in their hand. The othershows a person hammering a nail into a piece of wood. Our approach to higher education could use a reset. Here’s how.

We need a system of lifelong learning that aligns with the needs of both students and employers.

A collage of people sitting in chairs speaking during a conference. Employees aren’t finding purpose at work. These 3 big ideas would help

Three simple changes would build a system where people and businesses reach their full potential.

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 Chicago neighborhood Homicides are down 35% in this Chicago neighborhood. What’s going on?

How did a pastor in Chicago’s South Side get gang members to lay down their weapons? He asked them to.

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
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