George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush standing in the Oval Office (© AP Images)

Former presidents help in times of disaster

When a disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma strikes, former U.S. presidents often step up to galvanize public support for those left homeless.
Headshot of smiling young woman in hijab, outside, surrounded by greenery (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

New U.S. youth observer to the U.N. to engage millennials in...

Munira Khalif will spend the next year as the U.S. youth observer to the U.N., showing millennials that their voices count on the international stage.
Medical worker in full protective suit (© Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
Woman in wheelchair speaking from stage (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Activists look to U.S. as they promote disability rights

After visiting the U.S., Grace Jerry and Juan Angel de Gouveia used what they learned about disability rights to make changes in their own countries.
Two women standing in front of hand-painted protest signs ( (© Laurent Dubrule /Reuters)

The secret weapon against violent extremism: Women

See how some mothers in Belgium, Afghanistan and Kenya are playing a big part in preventing their children from being radicalized to violence.
Collage of women's faces (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Inspired by America, they’re heading home with big plans

Women from Afghanistan, Egypt and Jordan are among 80 young leaders who spent the summer studying in the U.S. as part of a State Department program.
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
Woman playing the violin with dancers in Ukrainian dress behind her (Christine Syzonenko)

In photos: Americans celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day

Ukrainian American communities throughout the United States celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day in festivals every August.
Young girl at typewriter and two other people in classroom (© Brian Messenger/Perkins School for the Blind)

Meeting the world’s need for teachers of deaf-blind children

A U.S. school has launched a global effort to train 1 million teachers with the skills to help deaf-blind children fulfill their potential.