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(Temperance Jaxson, right, with her boyfriend, Jack Jarmon, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Local Actress Quietly Lending A Hand To The Less Fortunate

“I thought, we have to do something — what can we do?” recalls Temperance Jaxson, right, after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window.

KYW Newsradio 1060–22 hours ago

(Harry Leong, with some of the neighborhood youngsters he had taken under his wing.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Harry Leong, A Community Bulwark in Chinatown

“My faith calls me to really serve my community, to love our neighbors.” And service has been his guiding light.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Ann Rejrat, in Pearson Hall, on the campus of Temple University.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Swimming For MS

“I realized my sister’s story isn’t unique,” recalls Ann Rejrat. “There’s a lot of people out there who need help.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Garry Mills, Helping Inner City Kids With Basketball Lessons and More

“I lost thirteen friends to violence, and I felt like I had an obligation to do what needed to be done in the streets,” Mills says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

Nikki Johnson-Huston in the KYW Newsradio studio showing off her new app "Donafy." (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New App Links Those In Need To Services

This successful Philadelphia tax attorney wanted to create an innovative way to help those in need. So she and her tech-savvy husband Shawn came up with a smartphone app to do that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

Left to right:  Ray Giannantonio, secretary; Saverio Lacroce, president; Robert Recchiuti, director; and Robert Paglione, treasurer of Carz N' Toyz.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Love of Cars and a Love of Children Fuels Charitable Group’s Good Works

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/23/2015

(Kenneth Scott, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Kenneth Scott and Beech Companies

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

(Jerome Allen, men's head basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania, photographed at the Palestra by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Jerome Allen

Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen is opening the door to opportunity for young people.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Lenora Thompson, with some members of her "Boys Book Club," at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: ‘Miss Lenora’ Thompson

Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Anton Moore, being interviewed at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Anton Moore

When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Reggie Shuford.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Reggie Shuford

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Martice Sutton, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Martice Sutton, Helping Teen Girls Gain a Global Outlook

Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Carvin Haggins, at his home studio in South Jersey.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Carvin Haggins

Haggins, an accomplished music producer, says he got tired of hearing lyrics in black music that centered on sex, drugs, and violence.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Dr. John Alston.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: John Alston

Twenty years ago, Dr. John Alston started the Chester Children’s Chorus with seven boys and a dream.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Jillian Lucas Baker

Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker (front row, right) is working to cut the infection rate of HIV and AIDS.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015