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Great photos help shelter dogs find homes.

In Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, gentrification is pushing out many Mexican-American residents. A photographer is trying to have an impact through his art.
Inspired by Black aviators, a training program returns to a Chicago high school.
From racist skinhead leader to anti-racism activist.
How to make a classical musician: One hour before school. Two hours after school. Every day. Free. In a low income, mostly immigrant, school.
In the early days of COVID-19, 3D printer owners cranked out thousands of free face shields.
Why did Sister Stephanie Baliga give up her Olympic dreams to become a nun?
Linda Smith made a choice during the pandemic that many of us would find hard to imagine.
Ron Wilson’s high school wrestling coach saved his life. Now he pays it forward.

JaShawn Hill discovered that she could turn her own tragic loss into a valuable contribution to the community.

Bosnian refugees gather to knit, crochet and heal.

Storytelling Gives New Strength to Couple Dealing with Alzheimer’s

Turning chic, high end castoffs into big time support for charities.

Free scuba lessons and travel for people with PTSD and other disabilities.

Five men with intellectual disabilities live (almost) independently for more than 20 years.

Urban gardens tended by refugees who were farmers back home.

Afghan War Vets Rebuild Afghanistan With Saffron

Alzheimer's patients mentor medical students.

Working Bikes keeps thousands of bikes out of landfills and sends them overseas.

Vietnam Vet Lon Hodge suffered from PTSD. A dog named Gander changed his life.

A three-acre nature center in one of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.  Michael and Amelia Howard built it from scratch with a lot of help from their neighbors.    

In prison for murder, Marshawn Feltus learned yoga. Now out, he teaches his neighbors.
A gang shooting ignites a community project.