|'No Butts' Measure Inspired by Ingenious Woodbridge Siblings||'Pay for success' social-impact bonds help train ex-convicts||'Repair Cafes' reject a 'toss it out' culture||'Stove Man' videos aim to light a fire||'The Hunger Games' movie attracts campaigns to fight real-world hunger||2013 Torchlight Prize honors |
grass-roots US community groups
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||A quirky, tiny grass-roots effort backs only 'Awesome' projects||A rabbi and a Palestinian farmer are neighbors, partners – and friends||Ablaye is a talented artist with an ambitious career planned, despite his physical disability.||After Boston Marathon blast, many show kindness to runners||Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.|
|Alex Hill helped to bring medical supplies to a Ugandan village.||Alice Baum and her husband Don Burnes left behind their careers to help the homeless.||Alvaro Cogollo uses popular music to entice Colombians to love nature||Ana Dodson formed Peruvian Hearts to provide Peruvian orphans an education.||Andrew E. Lieberman works to preserve indigenous languages and cultures.||Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Angela Brooks is an architect who works to create sustainable and affordable housing.||Anshu Gupta brings 'clothing for dignity' to India||Anthony Dale Leanna donates 'Heavenly Hats' to cancer patients under treatment.||Antonio Roman-Alcala and Alemany Farm is a gardening activist seeking a sustainable food system.||Apps for Good: technical innovation from the minds and thumbs of disadvantaged youths||Art Miles Mural Project uses art to create a more peaceful global community.|
|Ashley Rhodes-Courter is an advocate for foster children and adoption rights.||Azie Morton valued education and gave back to her community.||BAFTA LA brings Shakespeare to life for South LA students.||Barbara Harrell-Bond gives refugees what they say they need most - legal aid||Barbara Stuart Rabinowitsch was a member of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt and of Ballet Pacifica.||Barefoot College and Microformers shine as innovative power solutions|
|Beau Doherty is the president of Special Olympics Connecticut and the creator of the Unified Sports Program.||Becky Matkov works to preserve Miami's indigenous history.||Bilaal Rajan is the founder of Making Change Now and Canada's child ambassador to UNICEF.||Bill Gross helps farm families|
in need through Farm Rescue
|Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS Shoes to bring shoes to children who don't have them.||Bob Geldof is known for his anti-poverty work for Africa and is a Nobel Prize nominee.|
|Bono (Paul Hewson) is a musician, advocate for AIDS victims and a humanitarian.||Brandon Keefe provides books to |
libraries in his
|Brian Cox is the recreation director at South Central Park in Los Angeles who has given hope to the children and neighborhood.||Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.||Bringing quicker, easier solar power to rural Africa||Bruce Springsteen is a musician who 'taps the full power of music to tell the real American story'.|
|Bruno Serato is a chef who feeds 300 children at his restaurant every night, 7 nights a week.||Budi and Peggy Soehardi|
Roslin Orphanage provides a loving home to care for displaced and orphaned children in East Timor.
|Bunker Roy has dedicated his life to improving the lives of the rural poor in India.||Cameron Sinclair is the founder of Architecture for Humanity, which brings services to communities in need.||Camila-Batmanghelidjh: Giving London street kids - even teen gang members - a safe (and colorful) home||Camille Zamora & Monica Yunus are best friends who founded Sing for Hope|
|Canal Futura is a Brazilian television channel which provides access to education.||Catchafire matches talented volunteers with opportunities to serve||Cesar Chavez was a tireless advocate for migrant farm workers.||Changing the face of aid, literally||Charlie Weingarten finds fresh ways to champion selfless acts of philanthropy||Chelsey Barrios and her peers collected thousands of books to give to Read to Grow.|
|Chepe Ubaque survived Colombia's mean streets. Now he helps others do the same.||Chi Nguyen was honored for helping street children in Vietnam.||Chief Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.||Child's Play |
Touring Theater performs worldwide works written by kids.
|Christian Bryan Alexander Harvey visits schools to talk about social justice and how to stop bullying.||Clara Hale was foster mother and founder of the Hale House.|
|Cle Ross is bringing youth baseball back to an inner city||Clotilde Dedecker provides educational opportunities for girls in Afghanistan.||Colin Flahive opened a restaurant in China that's a beacon of enlightened management||Colin Powell is an honored statesman and military leader who continues to serve.||Coluche is a French humorist who created an organization to feed the poor||Confronting bullying, one drumbeat at a time|
|Connie Siskowski follows her true passion to care for the youngest of the caregivers.||Corey Brooks camped on a rooftop to boost his Chicago neighborhood||Corinne Almquist volunteers to restore the tradition of gleaning.||Craig Kielburger is an activist for childrens' rights and has founded 'Me to We' and 'Free the Children'.||Dallas Jessup made 'Just Yell Fire' to teach young women to defend themselves||Dallas mosque feeds the |
hungry at a 'Day of Dignity'
|Dana Reeve was an actress and advocate for the disabled. She was the heroic wife of Christopher Reeve.||Daniel Karslake says hunger and poverty can be solved. He's made a film proving it.||Danielle Gletow lends a helping hand to children in foster care||Dave Congdon is a Special Olympics athlete and an inspiration to many facing barriers and difficult times.||David Eads runs FreeGeek Chicago,|
'an Apple Store for the rest of us'
|David Hunt saves lives by teaching|
swimming in Cambodia
|David Packard was the co-founder of Hewlett Packard and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.||Denise Dunning unlocks girl |
power through Let Girls Lead
|Dennis Chavez was the longest serving Hispanic U.S. Senator.||Dennis Ryan |
and Tara Ann
funds to fight
|Derrius Quarles founded Million Dollar Scholar to help other students afford an education||Detective Luis Rosa volunteers to make the lives of people with disabilities better.|
|Devin VanCleave was the Ambassador for a campaign to collect toys for children's hospitals.||Diane Challis Davy directs the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters.||Diane Luby Lane shows teens how performing poetry can ignite their dreams||Diners go 'Halfsies' to fight hunger and obesity||Divine Bradley:|
Team Revolution encourages kids to become involved in their communities and become leaders.
|Dominic Deng Diing, a refugee in the U.S., educates 3,000 children back in South Sudan|
|Doug Miller Is an iconic artist and musician in Laguna Beach, Calfifornia.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.||Dr. Ella Mae Piper helped young people and the elderly in her community of Fort Myers.||Dr. Felton Earls treats communities through his work.||Dr. Fred Barnett is a wise and compassionate pediatrician known for his caring ways.||Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy cares for the eyes of millions of people in India.|
|Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.||Dr. Madan Kataria has started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world.||Dr. Philip Zimbardo - Psychologist has created the Heroic Imagination Project to foster the belief that we are all heroes in waiting.||Duarte Paiva helps the homeless by designing lockers to house their things||Ed Grant is passionate about helping others better their lives.||Efren Penaflorida helped create Dynamic Teen Company|
|Elizabeth Daley has created an outstanding multi media educational program that serves as a model for the world.||Elizabeth Glaser created the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.||Elizaveta Glinka: 'Dr. Liza' heads a free clinic that helps Moscow's homeless and hopeless||Ellen Lee DeGeneres is a comedienne and advocate for disadvantaged children, animals, and cancer survivors.||Emily Pozo created ICE to assist and educate residents of the Galapagos Islands||Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah rode a bike across Ghana to challenge the stigma of being disabled.|
|Engineers Without Borders are working to change the world.||Equest integrates academic, social and physical skills, using the horse as a catalyst.||Eric Maddox breaks bread - and barriers - one virtual dinner at a time||Eric Samuel established Community Food Enterprise to reduce food poverty in East London.||Erica Fernandez gave a voice to the voiceless and saved her neighborhood.||Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to raising awareness and creating opportunities for the intellectually disabled.|
|Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert made tremendous advancements in food safety in the American Southwest||Fambul Tok is a community reconciliation program that means 'Family Talk'.||Favio Chavez makes music out of garbage.||FilmAid International educates, informs and to brings hope and joy to thousands of refugees.||Five microcredit programs innovate to break the cycle of poverty||Five poverty-fighting women to watch|
|Five reasons to serve others||For Boston Marathon's charity runners, resolve and camaraderie unshaken||Frances Moore Lappe is a passionate and pioneering thinker, world changer, and activist in many movements.||Franco Majok fled Sudan - but returned to build a school||Fred Batley gives young and aspiring actors and actresses a chance to shine.||Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.|
|From gangs to gardens: Community agriculture transforms a San Francisco neighborhood||Funkor Child Art Center workds with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.||Games for change: How digital fun is becoming a way to better the world||Geoffrey Canada is an educator, social activist and president of the Harlem Childrens Zone in New York.||Ginger Passarelli is a good |
Samaritan with a soup ladle
|Girls for Gender Equity, Inc. encourages girls to live self-determined and healthy lives and to contribute to their community.|
|Gleaning for good: an old idea is new again||Global Kids Leaders volunteer|
to help their
|GoodGuide and others use technology to help turn consumers green||Grace Lee Boggs has advocated for marginalized people for over 70 years||Greg Mortenson persevered to build a school in a remote village in Pakistan.||Guillermo Ojeda-Lajud is a Mexican teacher who helps his students gain filmmaking skills to make a statement about their environment.|
|Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup Team work hard to return the Gulf to a healthy state.||Hamdy al-Azazy helps victims of human trafficking in Egypt||Hany El-Miniawy is an Egyptian architect who uses architecture to help alleviate poverty.||Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.||Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Heather Martina's Aunt Heather leaves everything to help others.|
|Heather DeWitt is a devoted conservationist.||Hector Morales teaches students to be self-sufficient environmentalists.||Helping New Orleans make a comeback is her personal passion||Henry Red Cloud: a solar warrior |
for native America
|Herb Alpert is a musician and artist who inspires young people to reach their potential.||Holly Carter gives kids and others the tools to tell their stories.|
|Hortense Miller created a botanical garden on her hillside property and bequeathed it to her town of Laguna Beach.||Howard Buffett seeks lasting solutions to the world's food and water crises||Humanitarian Hero Abdul Sattar Edhi|
is Pakistan's Mother Teresa
|Ian Taylor climbs the heights to help build a school in Africa .||Ikal Angelei: A Kenyan woman stands up against a massive dam project||In Nelson Mandela's village of Qunu, |
prayers and well-wishes
D'nA eBus Project bring tools of expression to juvenille hall.
|Irmela Mensah-Schramm wages a private war on Nazi and other hate-based graffiti||Is Rio de Janeiro the world's first 'smart' city?||J.A. and Geraldine Reynolds Founded 'Bruce's Garden' in NYC which honors Bruce, a victim of 9/11.||Jack Sim has started a worldwide campaign for clean public toilets and better sanitation standards.||Jacob & Isaac Seigel-Boettner film stories of how bicycles can change lives for the better.|
|Jacob Komar and |
Computers for Communities refurbishes computers and helps inner city residents obtain IT skills.
|Jacqueline Edelberg believes every child deserves a great neighborhood public school||Janet Miller is a teacher who stepped up to prevent bullying of LGBT students.||Jeneece Edroff is a determined fundraiser who raises money to help children with serious illnesses.||Jennifer Epps inspires inner-city students and teachers in Los Angeles to excel||Jennifer Staple:|
Unite for Sight works to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness worldwide.
|Jessie Christopherson helps the physically and mentally challenged accomplish things they never thought possible.||Jim Dilley was the founder of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt.||Jimmy Woodard helps community groups with his knowledge of media and technology||Joe Brown gave up |
his ocean front
home and created
a park for everyone.
|Johann Olav Koss: Right To Play is a Norwegian Olympian who founded Right to Play||John Denver was an American songwriter/singer and activist for the environment.|
|John Ferguson spreads goodwill for America through the power of music||John Tighe inspired his neighbor with his big heart and the way he cared for people in their community.||John Wood founded Room to Read, which works to increase literacy and educational gender equality in developing countries.||Jon Rose founded Waves for Water, which works on the front-line to provide clean water.||Jorge Munoz prepares and delivers meals to the hungry in Queens, New York.||Josee Sutton helps girls learn to read and is a caring role model to those in her girl scout troup.|
|Joseph Marcel Shook Jr. is a compassionate community leader and a hero to his son, Joseph.||Josh Vander Vies is a determined and amazing athlete.||Josue and Chrismedonne Lajeunesse work together to provide access to clean water for their village of La Source, Haiti.||Joze Pleenik was an architect from Slovenia who made his community beautiful.||Julie Garner founded Project Yellow Light to help save lives.||Julie Leven brings classical music to homeless shelters|
|Karen Tse is an attorney dedicated to ensuring basic legal rights for Asian citizens.||Kathryn Cunningham founded the nonprofit 'Power Up Gambia' to provide solar energy to the hospitals and clinics.||Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.||Katie Simon founded Minga to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of young children.||Kendall Ciesemier is an inspiring youth volunteer who founded Kids Caring 4 Kids.||Kennedy Odede grew his childhood dream of creating outreach centers for poor children like him.|
|Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.||Kjerstin Erickson|
and Forge help refugees in Africa achieve economic self-sufficiency and empowerment through education.
|Kyoko Okutani helps women start businesses, skirting Japan's gender gap||L'Abbe Pierre devoted his life to helping the poor and homeless in France.||Latino Environmental Activists are shaping an urban agenda with smog, foul water among priorities.||Len Stanmore mixes adventure with helping others|
|Leonard Abess is known for his generosity to others and commitment to caring for the environment.||Leslie Hawke helps Roma |
children get an education
|Lisa Fitzpatrick dropped everything and started a New Orleans youth center||Lisa Markham is a passionate and committed volunteer to the Special Olympics.||Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.||Liz Squibb knows how to help foster children - she was one herself|
|Ludomatica offers technology and |
to disadvantaged Colombian youth
|Luis Soriano Bohorquez started the Biblioburro Library in the mountains of Colombia.||Lula Mae Walker has been a foster parent to 300 kids.||Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.||MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation||Magic Johnson inspires others with his basketball talents and philanthropic work.|
|Major Moogy Sumner is an aboriginal Ngarrindjeri elder who understands the importance of preserving and passing on his culture.||Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.||Marcia Levitas co-founded an art endeavor which raises funds for cancer research and education.||Marisol Lizelle Salvador lost her brother, but found a life - helping kids in the Philippines||Mary Lou Naso & Harry visit hospitals to spread smiles.|
|Matthew Cohen raised $5000 for the Solar Oven Project for the people of Haiti.||Maura Welch was recognized by NetAid for her work to spread awareness about child labor.||Maxine Waters is a Congresswoman who works fervently for her community.||Mika Vanhanen is the founder and director of Environment Online, a global virtual school for sustainable development.||Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity.||Mister Rogers television host, teacher and kindly neighbor to generations of children.|
|MIT Open Courseware Project makes education accessible worldwide by offering free MIT courseware online.||Mobilizing young men in India to|
end violence against women
|Mohamed Sidibay is a youth reporter who is committed to making a difference in the world.||Molly's Film|
The Story of a Young Filmmaker is the winner of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.
|Mory Sanberg makes bag lunches for the homeless people in her city.||Mrs. Nirmala |
and the Eradication
of Malaria Project are working in India to educate the public.
|Muhammad Yunus started a bank for poor people in Bangladesh.||National Day of Service calls on Americans to help others||Navyn Salem manufactures success by helping to feed the world's hungry||Nawaraj Baskota is working to improve the education of the poorest children in Nepal.||Nick Vujicic went from a life without limbs to a life without limits.||Nicole Dewing and|
Curtis McCormack joined the Peace Corps and started a waste recycling project in Joal, Senegal.
|Oklahoma City tornado: more ways to help||Olga Murray found a second career educating the children of Nepal||On International Women's Day: 12 innovations that are lifting women out of poverty||OPEN VISION YOUTH PROJECT strives to provide technology to students in Uganda.||Our Hero|
Barack Obama instills inner city youth with confidence to get involved and make a difference.
|Pam Smith-Rodden helped turn a dream into a reality for an author and a community.|
|Park, Won-Soon advocates a stronger Democracy for South Korea.||Patrons praise restaurant staff near Boston Marathon blast||Paul Cummins has devoted his career to finding ways to provide all children equitable access to a quality education.||Paul J. Adams III is a passionate educator who built a nationally renowned prep school for African American students.||Peace It Together empowers youth to promote peace.||Pedal = Sight tells how a bicycle can change a life.|
|Pete Carroll is a successful coach who founded A Better LA to help gang members live a better life and plug into their communities.||Photo Essay of Boston Marathon aftermath - Christian Science Monitor||Pierre Toussaint was a former slave who was beloved for his charitable works.||Playing For Real Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change-||Police Chief Richard Lamunyon founded the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Program.||Powering Potential puts technology in schools in Tanzania while respecting local cultures|
|Puppies Behind Bars benefits both inmates and dogs.||Queen Noor passionately works for peace, human rights, and wildlife conservation.||Queen Rania of Jordan is a crusader for the rights of women and children.||Question Box helps people Google can't reach||R. Sargent Shriver 1915 - 2011 |
Outstanding Public Servant
Remembered for Directing The Peace Corps
|Ralf Hotchkiss is an engineer, inventor and humanitarian, and the founder of Whirlwind Wheelchair International.|
|Ralph Walter Perdue helped found the Fairbanks Native Association, advocating for local natives.||Ramani Sankaranarayanan |
and Geeta Vaidyanathan founded CTxGrEn to show villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for electricity.
|Ravi Gulati has created learning centers for children with special needs in India.||Renee Farwell aids children in Ghana because the 'reason we are here [is] to love each other'||Rhonda Alvarez Licona is the founder of Dream Catchers.||Richard Avery is a beloved Scoutsmaster who has volunteered at home and overseas.|
|Richard Proudfit founded Kids Against Hunger to feed starving children around the world.||Rick Hansen broke boundaries and records as a disabled athlete.||Roberto Saviano wrote a best selling book denouncing organized crime.||Robin Emmons is an organic farmer who has created a foundation to fight hunger.||Robin Lim devotes her life to improving the birth experience so that all humans are born with an intact capacity to love.||Rose Marie Thomas donated time and effort to combatting childhood catastrophic diseases.|
|Rosemarie L. Poeppelman is a foster mom and an adoptive parent who has changed the lives of many children.||Roxanne J. Coady has a love of books that has enhanced the community and brought literature into the lives of thousands of families.||Ruth DeGolia:|
Mercado Global works to help poor communities that have seen the collapse of prices for their locally grown crops.
|Sabriye Tenberken helps to educate and better the lives of blind people living in Tibet.||Sabriye Tenberken trains people |
who want to change the world
|Saeed Awan developed a new carpet loom that reduces child labor in Pakistan.|
|Sally Sampson makes cooking|
fun to fight childhood obesity
|Sam Hawkins opened a shoe factory |
to give ex-cons a second chance
|Samaritan's Purse helps feed those in need worldwide||Samuel Mockbee is an architect and teacher who builds homes for the poor.||Sandra Kay Yow is a groundbreaking women's basketball coach and founder of Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.||Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy encourages villagers to have the confidence to succeed.|
|Santosh Thorat: After seeing Mumbai's slums bulldozed, he now works to save and restore them||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||Scholarship program to aid immigrants||Scott Harrison found meaning in life by starting charity: water||Scott Zabelski found T-shirts were a perfect fit for hurricane Sandy relief||Seiji Yoshimura rushes to natural disasters to help|
|Sergei Abramov's goal: an educational blog that doesn't bore his fellow Russian teens||Shirley Blair helps bring education to Tibetan children from Nepal.||Siavosh Derakhti, a young Muslim, defends Jews and others targeted by hate crimes||Simon Velez is a prize winning architect who uses sustainable materials.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.||Sir Elton John is a successful musician who is also a champion of LGBT and AIDS issues.|
|Sister Margaret Scheetz founded Beatitude House for homeless women and children.||Sister Mary Sean Hodges |
gives ex-convicts a second chance
|Skip Blumberg successfully campaigned against City Hall to re-open a section of historic City Hall Park in NYC.||Skye Malik founded the Paco Project to empower those with dyslexia.||Soedati Warsito Rasman is a motivated activist for Indonesia's needy.||Solar power: cheap electricity for world's poor|
|Somaly Mam has dedicated her life to finding and mentoring children who have suffered from human trafficking.||Special Olympics Tennis: |
Love Regardless of the Score
|Sports to Share teaches teamwork, |
fair play, and tolerance
|Sri Lestari travels by motorcycle to bring an empowering message to disabled people||Stephen Wade uncovers|
'The Beautiful Music All Around Us'
|Studs Terkel The author who captured the stories of everyday people celebrates his 95th birthday.|
|Tatiana rossman: Books flow from an American teen |
to African schools
|Teach Twice shares stories with the world||Temple Grandin is a professor, doctor of animal science and an autism activist.||Tendol Gyalzur provides a home and family for Tibetan and Chinese orphans.||Terram Foundation brings job growth, community involvement, and local solutions to larger environmental concerns.||Thais Corral gives women a voice in their communities through access to communication technology.|
|The Community College Foundation eBus brings technology to underserved communities and schools.||The Daffodil Project through the generosity of B&K Bulbs in the Netherlands, brought hope to NYC after 9/11.||The Heifer Organization works with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.||The Malala Effect: |
5 snapshots of girls'
education in the Muslim world
|The Train Guy - Eric Clemons reflects on how an anonymous hero helped shape his life.||The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a hero to Libby for its dedication to keep music education in the public schools.|
|They opened their home - and hearts - to South Africa's abandoned babies||Tiffany Shlain is Director and Founder of the Webby Awards.||Tiny houses for the homeless:|
an affordable solution catches on
|To fight hunger, donate 'Just One Can'||Tony Boursiquot rushed home to Haiti to become a 'defender of the weakest'||Tori Degen is a cancer survivor who helps others with MAKE A WISH Foundation|
|Tri Mumpuni Iskandar builds small hydro plants to bring electricity to Indonesian villages||Two worlds, one classroom School that Reaches Out to children and families from the nearby slum in India.||Tyler Russell began a community radio station and goes out of his way to find, promote, and interview indie artists that don't get commercial recognition||Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help - and how some US Filipinos already are||UCLA students dance ′til dawn, raise millions for pediatric AIDS||Unconventional Charity: Water aims to raise $2 billion for clean water|
|US college student Surya Karki builds schools back home in Nepal||Using Hollywood to teach people about disaster giving||Valentina Mindoljevic is a science teacher who helped to provide aid to women and child refugees in Croatia.||Valerie Weisler takes on bullying|
with the Validation Project
|Van Jones has found an effective way of addressing environmentalism and social justice by linking both issues.||Versatile engines power up rural African villages|
|Vicky Colbert de Arboleda is a leader in the movement to transform education in Colombia to provide equal access to all children.||Vikas Khanna is a chef, restaurant owner, and humanitarian who uses food to bring together a global community.||Viola Vaughn founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa.||Visaka Dharmadasa works to ease the horrors of war in Sri Lanka.||Volunteers give a 'potential paradise' |
in Puerto Rico a 'mega cleanup'
|Vy Higginsen brings gospel music to at risk teens.|
|When Tom McNichol saw swirling |
trash he launched his Clean Up Boat
|William Henry Gates III co-founder of Microsoft, is devoted to humanitarian causes around the world.||William Kamkwamba designed and built a windmill, at the age of 14, for his family in Malawi, Africa.||World Water Day 2012: Two innovations for purifying water||Wyland is an internationally recognized artist and marine life conservationist.||Yo-Yo Ma strives to bring together different cultures through music.|
|Young@Heart is a chorus of senior citizens that sings classic rock and pop songs.||Zack's Place provides enrichment programs to special needs pre and post graduates.||Zainab Rezai leads her community towards progress.|
|Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.||Abraham Lincoln led with wisdom, humility, selflessness and generosity of spirit as 16th President of the US.||Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.||Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize Organization.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.|
|Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Archbishop Oscar Romero was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.||Ashoka was a fierce warrior-king who changed his ways and became a beloved peacemaker.||Atsuko Shiwaku set up the International Intercultural Mural Exchange Project to promote peaceful coexistence.||Azim Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to encourage forgiveness.||Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment and efforts to promote peace in the world.|
|Bayard Rustin was an important leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.||Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.||BETTY BIGOMBE was named 'Uganda's Woman of the Year' in 1994 for her efforts to negotiate peace in Uganda.||Bob Marley had a vision of One World, One Love.||Chief Arvol Looking Horse appeals to indigenous voices |
across the world to bring peace.
|China Jails Peace Prize Supporter |
|Coalition of Women |
for Peace aims to make women a key part of the peace process in the Middle East.
|Corbin Harney has spread a message|
of peace throughout
|Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.||Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.||Daniel Ellsberg works to promote peace on the planet.||Daniel Libeskind is an architect whose work inspires peace.|
|Daniel Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who reported the news with courage, integrity, and intelligence.||Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers,||Dr. Arnold Noyek, founder of CISEPO the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program||Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.||Dr. Fareed Zakaria offers the world a rare perspective on East-West relations.|
|Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.||Driuni Jakani: He's raising hope in southern Sudan by boosting crop yields - and women's rights||Eboo Patel: Helping young people champion religious tolerance founded the Interfaith Youth Core to defend religious diversity.||Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and author, whose work spreads a message of peace.||Elie Wiesel wrote the famous Holocaust memoir Night.|
|Emily Greene Balch received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.||Evgeny Alexeevich Gerzhov that living in peace with other countries is absolutely necessary.||Fambul Tok is a community reconciliation program that means 'Family Talk'.||Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.||Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.||Friends Without Borders is building peace through children's heartfelt letters to one another in India and Pakistan.|
|Funkor Child Art Center workds with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.||Garry Davis declared himself the first official world citizen.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Gibran Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese poet, artist and philosopher who is third after Shakespeare and Lao-Tsu.||Glenn Paige's simple idea: |
a 'nonkilling' world
|Greg Mortenson promotes peace by building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.|
|Guernica Picasso's |
work of art evokes
|Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame) is a powerful voice for peace in his country.||Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.||Hassan 2 was a monarch who worked for peace in the Middle East||Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.||Hugo Grotius was a scholar who advocated for peace between nations based on natural law and reason.|
|Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes |
music that sends a
message of peace
|Indira Johnson places intriguing sculptures to create dialogues on peace||Jane Addams was a leading reformist and peace advocate.||Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jean Paul Samputu practices forgiveness - even for his father's killer||Jehan Sadat is a leader for peace |
and women's rights in Egypt.
|Jimmy Carter has dedicated his life to humanitarian and philanthropic causes and to a peaceful world.||Jimmy Carter For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.||John Lennon was a singer/songwriter, member of The Beatles and peace activist.||John McCrae was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.||John Wallach helps young people learn to make friends of enemies.||Kim Dae-Jung brought democracy and economic stability to South Korea.|
|Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.||Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero.||Le Ly Hayslip is a humanitarian, memoirist, and powerful peacemaker.||Leo Tolstoy influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.||Linus Pauling won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.||Loung Ung from Cambodia is a national spokesperson for a landmine-free world.|
|Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.||Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.||Marc Dullaert is the founder of the International Children's Peace Prize.||Marc Kielburger is a human rights activist who has dedicated his life to helping others.||Marianne Williamson is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.||Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of forgiveness with strength and fearlessness.|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt.||Martin Luther King, Jr. brought change through non-violence. by Nick Campbell from Juneau, Alaska||Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Mattie Stepanek:|
For Our World Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives
|Mikhail Gorbachev helped melt the ice of the Cold War.||Mohamed Anwar El Sadat risked his life for peace.|
|Mohamed Sidibay is a youth reporter who is committed to making a difference in the world.||Mohandas K. Gandhi used non-violence to free India from British rule.||Muhammad Yunus started a bank for poor people in Bangladesh.||My Hero & Childnet ask |
"How can we use the Internet
as a Tool for Peace and Hope?"
|Nelson Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds||Nelson Mandela's legacy: |
The world remembers
|Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.||Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Oprah Winfrey was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity .||Oscar Arias Sanchez won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish peace in Central America.||Peace Bringer - August/September 2012 |
(& Summer 2013 Update Honoree!)
Jeanne Meyers, MY HERO Project
|Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.|
|Peace It Together empowers youth to promote peace.||Peace Palace |
International Court Of Justice seeks global peace and justice by settling disputes between countries.
|Peace Pilgrim |
(Mildred Norman Ryder) walked over 25,000 miles for peace.
|PeaceJam Foundation Students from around the world focus on a Global Call to Action for peace on the anniversary of 9/11.||Playing For Real Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change-||Pope John Paul II was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.|
|Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Ralph Bunche was a diplomat and teacher who won a Nobel Peace Prize.||Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to |
receive the Nobel
|Romeo Alain Dallaire is a celebrated humanitarian for his work during the Rwandan genocide.||Ron Kovic has worked for peace for over four decades.||Ron Kovic is a peacemaker, artist and author who sheds light on those using media to promote peace in the world.|
|Roshi Bernie Glassman finds|
peace in using
Zen to help
|Ruty Hotzen inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.||Ryuichi Hirokawa photographer who illuminates the needs of children in crisis.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.||Sarah Winnemucca was an advocate for Paiute rights and the first Native American woman to publish a book.|
|Sergio Vieira de Mello was a Brazilian UN diplomat remembered for his courageous dedication for peace.||Shirin Ebadi is a human rights activist who works to promote peace.||Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.||Stephanie Hope Smith works as a neutral mediator for Native American tribes.||The Art Miles Mural Project|
Joanne Tawfilis teaches respect and understanding through art.
|The Everest Peace Project promotes peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding.|
|The Fourteenth Dalai Lama lives peace and is a pillar of integrity to many people.||Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.||UWC Initiative for Peace brings together teens from India and Pakistan to discuss nuclear disarmament.||Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.||Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.||Yitzhak Rabin made peace a priority as the leader of Israel.|
|Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.|