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Event brings home message that ‘race matters’
11/14/2016
Event brings home message that ‘race matters’
When youth and other community residents feel confused and disenfranchised by racial strife and cultural debates, how can you bring them together? In Utah, a unique forum has emerged: Race Matters.
Build pride among youth by celebrating the past
11/4/2016
Build pride among youth by celebrating the past
How do you engage youth in their communities, building character by connecting them to their area’s “roots”? It’s a challenge faced by all neighborhoods, and the Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Progam has found a successful way to do it by partnering with two other community “anchors.”
Operation Renovation: Helping veterans save their homes
11/3/2016
Operation Renovation: Helping veterans save their homes
Homelessness is a critical problem for many former service members. Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks brough together a coalition of nonprofits, government agencies and volunteers to provide help for veteran homeowners in need. 
Don Feist: Standing up until it gets done
10/24/2016
Don Feist: Standing up until it gets done
When the manufactured-home community in which Don Feist lived was rapidly sliding into disrepair, Don Feist took the lead to enable resident ownership and lead its rehabilitation.
Erika Cooper:  Committing ‘full out'
10/24/2016
Erika Cooper: Committing ‘full out'
Erika Cooper has weathered more adversity than most of us can even begin to imagine--ranging from the murder of her brother to breast cancer. But she has committed herself to improving the quality of life for children in her impoverished neighborhood.
Erin Sorensen: Making neighborhoods inclusive
10/24/2016
Erin Sorensen: Making neighborhoods inclusive
Sorensen’s first major project was the conversion of a vacant lot near her home into a community garden. The initiative was a collaboration with Global Gardens, a program of the Idaho Office for Refugees that focuses on healthy lifestyles and entrepreneurial training through the cultivation, harvest, cooking, eating and sales of fresh produce.
Maria Elvia Salazar: Breaking down barriers like a force of nature
10/24/2016
Maria Elvia Salazar: Breaking down barriers like a force of nature
Imagine you’re in a new country. You’re still learning the language. You’re trying to figure out who runs things. You don’t have a lot of money. Meanwhile, however, you see things that aren’t fair and need to be changed. What do you do?
Deeqo Jibril: bridging divides
10/24/2016
Deeqo Jibril: bridging divides
A refugee from Somalia who fled during the country's civil war, Deeqo Jibril helps fellow "transplants" integrate while celebrating their culture--as well as works with local police to help them relate to her community.
Manfred Reid: Rising up like a human phoenix
10/24/2016
Manfred Reid: Rising up like a human phoenix
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that dies in a “show of flames and combustion,” then arises from the ashes to live anew. And Manfred Reid of Louisville, Kentucky, is a modern-day, human phoenix.
Youth and seniors learn from each other
10/23/2016
Youth and seniors learn from each other
How do you get teens and young adults in a gang-ridden neighborhood to teach and learn from senior citizens? Learn from "Passion It Forward" in Omaha, Nebraska.
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