The Rising Stars

These relatively young groups didn't make our Top 25 -- but they have enormous potential.

Digital Divide Data

New York, New York | www.digitaldividedata.org
Technology training. Aims to advance poor people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos through sustainable technology-related enterprises. Provides training and employment on data entry and digitization projects, plus services including medical care and job counseling.

Girls for a Change

San Jose, California | www.girlsforachange.org
Women's advocacy. Mobilizes professional women to help urban middle- and high-school girls become change agents and problem solvers. Each year, 1,000 girls participate in teams to identify and take action on community needs, advised by adult women.