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 Winters A 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.