As a biology professor at Furman University in South Carolina, Laura Thompson has inspired classrooms of students since 1987. “She saw areas of potential that I could not see in myself,” says one graduate. Inside in her food laboratory and outside in her fiber and dye garden, Thompson’s goal is to help students learn about plants – and discover more about themselves along the way.
In South Carolina, the Collective Impact Project is looking at teen pregnancy prevention efforts to see what’s working and to pinpoint gaps in services.
Davidson College President Carol Quillen discusses an ambitious plan to "reimagine the academic neighborhood."
Union Grove United Methodist Church in North Carolina shows that small congregations can play a big role in helping children read.