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Peace Corps Volunteers Use Chocolate To Lift Africans from Poverty

Africa produces 70% of the world’s chocolate and 60% of the world’s vanilla crop, yet the continent makes just 1% of finished chocolate bars,...
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Peace Corps Volunteers Use Chocolate To Lift Africans from Poverty

Africa produces 70% of the world’s chocolate and 60% of the world’s vanilla crop, yet the continent makes just 1% of finished chocolate bars,...
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A Peace Corps for Geeks? Nonprofit Donates Apps to Cities

Code for America is a new kind of public service. Volunteer teams have developed apps that have trimmed Boston's costs for digging out fire...
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Jolie Inspires Man to Quit Entertainment Career to Join Peace Corp

Angelina Jolie is to blame, really. Because of something she said to me in India four years ago, I have quit my 13-year career...

Good News in History, March 1

Happy 65th Birthday to Ron Howard, director, producer, narrator, and actor who played teenager Richie Cunningham on Happy Days. His 2001 film A Beautiful Mind...

Esta “Moneda” les Permite a las Personas Intercambiar Talentos Por Servicios

Este ex escritor de discurso de Robert F. Kennedy ha creado una forma de moneda que se basa en el intercambio de tiempo y talentos para los servicios.

This ‘Currency’ Lets People Trade Talents in Exchange For Services

This former speech writer for Robert F. Kennedy has created a form of currency that is based on exchanging time and talents for services.

Dating Site That Hooks Up Volunteers Leads to a Valentine’s Day Wedding

He baked for others. That’s a big reason why she put Michael Webber in her list of favorites on iHeartVolunteers, the dating site for service-minded...

Bulletproof, Fireproof, Eco-friendly Homes Are Made of Plastic Bottles

People from Africa to Latin America are recycling bottles and using them to build fireproof, bulletproof, environmentally-friendly homes. For about a quarter the cost of...
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50 Years Ago Today: JFK’s Words ‘Ask Not…’ Inspire a New Generation

50 years ago today, as the youngest president in history took the stage and the oath of office, John F. Kennedy declared that he...
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Tribute to Sargent Shriver (1915-2011): A Life of Grace

It took only a walk with Sargent Shriver to learn how deeply loved and loving he was. Peace Corps volunteers from the the program...
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Street Papers are Good News for Homeless Across North America

Hawking a monthly newspaper written by homeless and formerly homeless may seem to offer an unlikely path to stability, but for Jerry Andreasen, and...
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Bamboo Bikes, Ghana’s Green Transport (w/ Video)

A new kind of bicycle, lightweight and sturdy, made from the abundant bamboo in the forests of Ghana is making life easier for farmers...
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Obama Campaign Contacts Millions to Organize MLK Day of Service

Weeks ago, the Obama Inaugural campaign began using the extensive email and telephone list that propelled a candidate to the White House, to push...
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Bloggers Create Fundraising Tool For Runners to Help Rebuild School In Darfur

Bloggers are combining physical fitness with the desire to help others in a new internet tool called Train for Humanity. Their initial pilot project...

Good News in History, June 15

100 years ago today, British pilots John Alcock and Arthur Brown became celebrities worldwide for completing the first nonstop transatlantic flight—a harrowing 16-hour journey...

Good News in History, April 10

75 years ago today, Rudolf Vrba, a Jewish teenager, and Alfred Wetzler, 26, escaped from the Auschwitz (Birkenau) Nazi death camp, bringing the first...

Good News in History, October 1

On this day 128 years ago, Yosemite National Park in California became the third U.S. National Park. President Lincoln had set aside the majestic valley,...

Standing Rock Celebrates Victory After Army Corp Blocks Final Building Permit

After months of protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock natives are celebrating the Army Corp's decision to reroute construction.

Man Who Shot Up Mosque Goes Back For Forgiveness, Finds Hugs Waiting

When a man shot up their mosque, the Connecticut congregation welcomed him with open arms after he felt remorse and returned, armed with an...