Removing barriers, building bridges for the deaf in India

Since its inception, the Deaf Enabled Foundation has tried to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing enabled.

Making outside sports accessible for everyone

From working with autistic children to adapting equipment for paraplegics, DSES believes that no one should be left behind because of a disability.

How backpacks are helping New York City's homeless

The goal of Backpacks for the Street and Together Helping Others is to offer hope and compassion to the city’s (oft-ignored) homeless population.

Fighting poverty in India with music education

In India, marginalized children have to fight many battles. One married couple wanted to give these children a fighting chance through music.

One educator's innovative idea to give local children a brighter future

In 1964, Headmaster George Stevens had the bold idea to make good use of the summer months and open an empty campus to under-resourced students.

What does it really mean to empower the people we serve?

This San Francisco-based nonprofit's mission is to empower their community to buy, cook, and eat good food every day.

She's empowering women in Ethiopia

​Bezawit Getachew has been determined to help women in her country cope with injuries from childbirth ever since she first saw the 2007 documentary A Walk to Be

One boy's love of history led him to meet his WWII hero

After watching a special on Pearl Harbor on PBS, five-year-old Landon found a new hero: WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, Donald Stratton.

Making the tools of technology accessible to everyone

Powering Potential began in 2006 as Founding Director Janice Lathen’s dream of bringing educational access to remote locations without electricity.

The power of women in the fight against hunger

As more women are empowered to become community health workers, they help an entire generation grow up strong.

A groundbreaking journalist's legacy lives on

The Gwen Ifill Fund for Journalism Excellence continues Gwen’s legacy at WETA.