In the span of four years, the group that calls itself “Carz N’ Toyz” has donated about $300,000 worth of toys and medical equipment.
The Beech Companies includes a nonprofit, a bank, a real estate company, and a media organization. Together they are working to revitalize a North Central Philadelphia neighborhood.
Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen is opening the door to opportunity for young people.
Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.
When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.
Reggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.
Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.
Haggins, an accomplished music producer, says he got tired of hearing lyrics in black music that centered on sex, drugs, and violence.
Twenty years ago, Dr. John Alston started the Chester Children’s Chorus with seven boys and a dream.
Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker (front row, right) is working to cut the infection rate of HIV and AIDS.
For the past seven years, Michael Roberson Reid has led the small nonprofit Tree House Books, which offers reading and cultural literacy programs to kids ages six to 12.
Austin started “Daddy University” in 2004, helping fathers in the African-American community do a better job for their kids.
Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?
Over the past few years, Battle has led the charge for creating faith-based programs that promote disease prevention and healthy lifestyles in underserved communities.
Seeing her today, it’s hard to believe that Nikki Johnson-Huston — a tax attorney and antipoverty advocate — was once homeless.