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In Inner City Baltimore, Empowering Street-Connected Youth
October 24, 2021

A healthy snack business? A clothing line? A pop-up restaurant? For street-connected youth in inner city Baltimore, social enterprise projects — and community service jobs — break the cycle of poverty

In Israel, Uplifting the Lives and Futures of Asylum Seekers
September 16, 2021

There are an estimated 30,000 asylum seekers in Israel today … men, women and children, mostly from Africa, who’ve risked their lives to escape adverse conditions and now await legal status in Israel

Mentoring Youth at Risk and Building Positive Futures
August 15, 2021

For youth at risk – specifically teens and young adults with past or current contact with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems – having a mentor can be a tipping point toward positive self-wo

Giving Jewish Teenage Girls Their Voice
July 12, 2021

Flip through the online pages of jGirls Magazine for a deep dive into compelling issues – from self-identity to social pressures to protest – created by self-identifying Jewish girls aged 13 to 19. jG

Uplifting Lives in India’s Urban Slums and Rural Villages
June 15, 2021

Jacob Sztokman was on a business trip to Mumbai when he came across abject need and horrendous conditions in the city’s slums. The exposure shook him up to a point of no return. He gave up his career in high-tech to establish Gabriel Project Mumbai – a...

Workout Time! Building Confidence and Strength for Individuals with Special Needs
May 25, 2021

There’s a fitness club in Maryland that stands apart from your usual corner gym. At SPIRIT Club, individuals with physical and developmental disabilities are lifting weights, doing aerobics, and working with personal trainers in an environment that pri...

Good People, Helping Aspiring Americans Succeed
April 27, 2021

The Good People Fund in partnership with its grantees, helps to improve the lives and trajectories of Aspiring Americans – refugees, victims of human trafficking, and others – seeking safety, community, and opportunity despite enormous challenges.

Live from Detroit! Good People Empowering Youth at Risk
March 22, 2021

The Good People Fund visits with three of our change makers in Detroit. Each draws on intense personal journeys as they work to uplift and give hope to youth at risk – in a city once written off, but now benefiting from the creative visions of social e...

Changing Food Stories to Uplift Families and Communities
February 24, 2021

Walk through the inner city and other challenged areas and you’ll see a different food landscape than across town: fewer grocery stores, more fast-food places, and unhealthy choices. FEAST (Food – Education – Access – Support – Together),

Crowd-funding to Help Israelis Facing Hardship
November 23, 2020

Ten Gav (Hebrew, “covering someone’s back”) uses a crowd-funding model and web platform to match donors with Israeli individuals and families facing hardship. Ten Gav is a Good People Fund grantee and its two founders, Naomi Brounstein and Vivi Mann,