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Solutions to America’s biggest problems are emerging all around us. See the inspiring leaders behind them, and how their bottom-up approaches are transforming people’s lives.

All Stories 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 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 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.

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. 

A collage of students in classrooms What can alternative education methods teach us about learning?

These scholars want to find out what we don’t know about learning. 

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.

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. 

Students and teachers celebrating throwing confetti in the air. Look inside the incredible school even MrBeast couldn’t believe

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

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.

A group of people celebrating. For a selfless former foster youth, a community plans a big surprise

Abel spent years caring for his siblings. Now, it’s his turn to be celebrated.

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.

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