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By Erica Andrews Becky Straw has an energy and zeal you can feel. She has an ease about her that permeates from her hazel-green eyes. Straw is the co-founder of…

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By Jared McKiernan Jerry Ernst was sitting pretty, making a cool $140,000 a year in retail management. All the while, he was battling an addiction to methamphetamines. Eventually, his addiction…

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Sarah Lewis lived an active lifestyle. An avid runner and soccer player, she couldn’t recall a time when athletics weren’t a part of her life. However, after she finished high…

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Bridget Hilton doesn’t go a day without music in her life. The raw energy of live shows, the soft hiss of vinyl on a record player, the soul and grit…

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By Erica Andrews After consistently seeing more women at events on trafficking than men, Stephanie Lorenzo, Project Futures founder, was surprised to hear a man speak about the issue. Canadian…

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Chris Heuertz grew up in a struggling lower middle class home in Omaha, Neb., and was the first of his family to attend college. He double majored in theology and…

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A porter named Benson helped Matthew Clough summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, carrying a heavy rucksack and thus enabling Clough to reach the top. On the climb down, Clough learned that Benson…

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By Emmaly Wiederholt One of the greatest gifts a child can receive is the gift of creativity. Whether that gift is bestowed in the form of music, theater, dance or…

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By Erica Andrews Everything is dark—you can’t make out figures and shapes, and you stumble to gather your footing. This is every day for Louis Posen; he’s legally blind. Yet…

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By Laura Haas Tucked into the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan, India, is a school that is redefining what it means to receive an education and breaking down barriers for…

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By Joseph Laycock America is one of the most religiously diverse countries on Earth and yet we remain dangerously ignorant about religion. In a 2010 survey, the Pew Forum asked…

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By Diana Sanglab It started with one student. Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, tutored one of his cousins in math via phone and interactive notepad. At the time, Khan…

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By Stephen Ritz -  What if happy meals resulted in happy kids and a happier, healthier world? What if students were able to grow them in schools? Our Green Bronx…

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SHOPPERS

Walk into Sydney’s Food 4 Life Market and something might confuse you: None of the products have price tags. That’s because customers always pay the same price for all of…

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noname

By Erica Andrews Derrick Engoy, the soft-spoken poet, pastor and nonprofit advocate seems nervous when I first meet him. Dressed in a gray fedora, navy blue buttoned shirt and jeans…

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    Harvestfield was recently described as a “spiritual mini Ikea” and that is truly our hope––a department store that offers not only “buy one, get one free,” but the…

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When The Salvation Army invited world-renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang to an event, he never expected it to change his life. And yet, it did just that. Chang was successful,…

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Descending a flight of stairs in The Anaheim (Calif.,) Praiseworks Corps Community Center, we approach a locked door. Envoy Michael Freeman draws the basement key from his pocket like an…

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By Christin Davis JUST 93 MILES from the shores of the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” the streets of Havana, Cuba, feel tropical but torn….

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Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story, “To Write Love On Her Arms” about Renee, a friend struggling with a cocaine addiction and self-mutilation. After she was denied entry into a treatment…

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Paul Crowley is not your average Pepperdine University student. He’s 61, part of an exclusive 20-student population attending Pepperdine’s Palmer Center Micro-Enterprise Program and he commutes to school from The…

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While in Ecuador, Amy Morrison, Kevin Wilkinson, and Gianna Persico, missionaries from Downey First Christian Church, met Ismael, a young man who could not afford to go to college. The…

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The Salvation Army has served the people of the Chiweshe community since 1923 when Howard Institute, a school, was founded some 50 miles north of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. The…

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The little pigtailed girl thinks he’s Santa Claus. As he waves and smiles from behind a wavy gray beard, the golden buttons gleaming against his green wool vest and a…

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