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Greatest Persons 2012: A Look Back

Posted 12.20.2012 | Impact

Every week, Huffington has profiled a person who has made a difference in his or her community, from the 10-year old Cub Scout who started a charity t...

Emma Diab

A Good Man In A Storm | Emma Diab | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

(Photo by Moya McAllister) From a house atop a hill in Middle Village, Queens, a little boy hoped for a hurricane--and he got one. It was 19...

Emma Diab

The Ideal Neighbor | Emma Diab | Posted 11.30.2012 | Impact

(Photo by Julie Bidwell) A couple of minutes into a conversation with Peter Brady, and it’s clear he’s a man of action. Ask him about his vol...

David Wood

No One Comes Back The Same | David Wood | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Ask Marsha Four about the Vietnam War and she turns her gaze toward the window and falls silent. She sighs. Presses her lips together....

WATCH: Former Marine Goes From Homeless To Paralympic Athlete

Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

One former Marine from Florida has tackled depression and disability but has yet to find an obstacle she can't overcome. Angela Madsen, 52, who be...

Emma Diab

Giving Special Needs Kids A Day In The Sun | Emma Diab | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact

Eighth grader Tyler Sutherby does not talk much. He does not like to be touched, and he has only mastered reading at a first-grade level. But when...

This Teen Is A Serial Social Entrepreneur

Bellevue Patch | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact

Kevin Vu is a serial entrepreneur. He is also getting ready to start his senior year at Interlake High School. "I see problems all the time in m...

AJ Barbosa

Cutting The Line To Employment | AJ Barbosa | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact

Elias Otero may be the only barber in town to cut hair for free, but his offer comes with a catch — he’s going to need to see your resume first. ...

WATCH: Man Won't Leave Bathroom Until He Raises $50,000

Posted 01.04.2013 | Impact

What if every crap you took could make a difference? It's a question that social entrepreneur Simon Griffiths asked the world to ponder as he took a b...

Greatest People

Robert LoCascio | Posted 04.11.2012 | Good News
Robert LoCascio

In my personal journey, I have met some really amazing people who made an impact on my life. Sometimes these people are famous or notable, but often these people are ordinary, much like you and me.

Creating Small Victories in Haiti

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact

Conor Shapiro first visited Haiti as a sophomore at Middlebury College. He was a history major, not pre-med, and had gone with his father and an outsi...

Fighting For A High School Community's Right To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Hope Moffett just wants to make sure her high school students get the education they were promised. Hope started as a teacher at Audenried High Sc...

Violette Selzer, Nurse At A Free Clinic In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Violette Selzer retired from nursing when she was 66 -- her retirement lasted 6 months. "I was bored!" she exclaimed. So she called up her frien...