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2015 Unsung Hero advocates for the poor and homeless

2015 Unsung Hero advocates for the poor and homeless

Many issues confronting the poor and low-income could be resolved by solving the greatest problem of all, that of hunger, a longtime advocate said shortly after being recognized for her volunteer efforts.   Cathy Brechtelsbauer, South Dakota’s volunteer coordinator for Bread for the World, received the Unsung Hero Award from ... Read More »

From slum dweller to Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Jockin Arputham: from slum dweller to Nobel Peace Prize nominee

‘Jockin-sir’, as Mumbai’s slum dwellers call him, is an inspirational figure helping India’s dispossessed stand up for their rights, find new homes, and plot a way out of urban poverty. Jockin Arputham chats with children about school in the Madanpura slum in central Mumbai. Photograph: Reuters Parveen Shaikh was born ... Read More »

Three Young Activists & Their Causes

These three young activists found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights. 1. Olivia Bouler: Painting to rescue birds and restore habitat Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Olivia Bouler asked the National Audubon Society how her skill as an ... Read More »