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Herman Travis

As part of Encore.org’s partnership with the national oral history project StoryCorps, we invite you to listen to the story of Herman Travis (seen on left in photo.)

Every week, Herman delivers food bank groceries to elderly neighbors who live in a neighborhood at the top of a steep hill – neighbors like his friend Robert.

Listen to their StoryCorps interview.

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William Lah

Hibbing, MN

As part of Encore.org’s partnership with the national oral history project StoryCorps, we invite you to listen to the story of Herman Travis (seen on left in photo.)

Every week, Herman delivers food bank groceries to elderly neighbors who live in a neighborhood at the top of a steep hill – neighbors like his friend Robert.

Listen to their StoryCorps interview.

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Herman Travis

San Francisco, CA

A former schoolteacher and TV reporter tackles students? readiness to learn with teacher home visits.

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Karen Kalish

St. Louis, MO

A black media exec sets up a program to teach black male millennials entrepreneurship.

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Henry Rock II

Charlotte, NC

He revamped a youth organization's online mentoring platform during his Encore Fellowship. 

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Doug DeFrees

San Jose, CA

This former corrections officer uses traditional African rites of passage to help black youth avoid jail and teen pregnancy.

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Alexandreena Dixon

Suffern, NY

He works in his local public school to assist kids at risk of dropping out.

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Joe Pendal

St. Paul, MN

Her family fled Vietnam for the U.S. Now she helps other immigrants integrate into American life. 

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Anh Nguyet Tranh

Grand Rapids, MI

He left his professorship to return to his native Appalachia to help preserve its rural way of life.

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Jerry Moles

Roanoke, VA
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