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Posted byon April 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM EDT
Emmett Folgert works to provide a safe haven for youth in high-crime areas -- his work with Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC) gives him the ability to touch the lives of young people most in need.
Posted byon April 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Michael Rodriguez expects greatness from his "La Villita" -- Little Village community in Chicago -- because he has seen first-hand how far it has come and the wonderful resolve its people possess. Working to reform the violence that seeks to destroy the hope of bright futures, Michael uses his own life as a shining example of making it despite all odds.
Posted byon April 4, 2012 at 11:25 AM EDT
Pastor Keith Norman cultivates a new generation of thinkers -- free from the inhibiting ties of their communities and pasts -- at the First Baptist Church Broad Avenue.
Posted byon March 30, 2012 at 5:22 PM EDT
After receiving submissions from across the country for this year's Easter Egg Roll poster contest, the results are in -- check out the First Lady's choices for the 2012 Easter Egg Roll program cover and poster.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM EDT
Nita Gonzales, President/CEO of Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, dedicates her career to developing effective equal opportunity education for Latino and low-income youth. Nita and her school cater to "students through a foundation of cultural pride and self-esteem," which lead to success forthe students, their families and their communities.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT
Leveraging the power of sharing the stories of real women who have overcome obstacles and come out triumphant -- Elvira Diaz, with the the help of groups like PICO and ACTIONN, continues to encourage, organize and inspire women to be accountable for their lives, families and communities.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT
Rose Garcia, Executive Director of Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation insists her success is because of the support from and efforts of her network -- collectively they have grown into a nationally affiliated organization advocating for families and workers in rural America.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM EDT
Rising to the occassion -- Melinda Wiggins has done just that and inspires students that participate in her Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) program to do the same. Addressing immediate problems facing farmworkers, Melinda echoes the ideals of Cesar Chavez -- service, acceptance and respect for life and the environment.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM EDT
Bernarda Wong finds that the her joy comes not only from helping others, but from stopping to see the changes that have made peoples' lives better. As a founder and President of the Chinese American Service League (CASL), she has the opportunity to see the lifechanging effects of her work each day.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM EDT
Serving others without the expectation of recognition -- that is what has carried Rogelio Lona through his 47-plus years as a farmworker. His mentor Cesar Chavez reinforced the ideal that nothing comes easy, especially lacking preparation; that, with Rogelio's hard work and zeal for organizing people around causes that will change their lives, drives him to press on.