Gamechangers 2014

GameChangers: Tonie Willis: Impacting Lives Of Incarcerated WomenAfter a decade working in the music industry for folks like Teddy Pendergrass and years at as a manager at an airline, Tonie Willis saw a problem and decided to fix it.
KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For 2014 Black History Month 'Gamechangers'Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?
Gamechanger: Maria Pajil BattleOver the past few years, Battle has led the charge for creating faith-based programs that promote disease prevention and healthy lifestyles in underserved communities.
Gamechanger: Nikki Johnson-HustonSeeing her today, it's hard to believe that Nikki Johnson-Huston -- a tax attorney and antipoverty advocate -- was once homeless.
Gamechanger: Loretta WintersA self-proclaimed advocate for women, Winters pushes for what she believes in. Four years ago she became president of the Gloucester County NAACP.
Gamechanger: J. Donald DumpsonThe more Dumpson studied music and mastered his art, the more he began to wonder about why black composers weren't in the mainstream of concert repertoire.
Gamechanger: Linda Cliatt-WaymanBefore Linda Cliatt-Wayman changed the game for Strawberry Mansion High School, it had spent six consecutive years on the city's "most dangerous schools" list.
Gamechanger: Donna Frisby-GreenwoodThree years ago, Donna Frisby-Greenwood became program director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Philadelphia.
Gamechanger: The Wolves Youth Athletic AssociationSome Southwest Philadelphia parents are using football to keep kids out of trouble.
Gamechanger: Jerome ShabazzIn 2006, this former Philadelphia Water Department employee helped to transform a trash-strewn lot on Lancaster Avenue into the urban oasis which is home to the Overbrook Art and Environmental Education Center.
Gamechanger: Alexa GrabelleShe's only 12, but she is making a difference in her community by gathering donated books for kids who don't have anything at home to read.
Gamechanger: Archye LeacockThe founder of the Institute for the Development of African-American Youth lost his eyesight to glaucoma at age 14. But the Trinidad-born scholar says his mother didn't let his disability stop him.

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