James Smallwood

James Smallwood

James Smallwood was homeless, drug-addicted, and bug-infested. Knowing he might die on the streets, he got himself into a rehabilitation center and promised God that he if got clean, he would help others. Smallwood beat his cocaine dependency and is now fulfilling his...
Dave and Liane Phillips

Dave and Liane Phillips

In 1994, as Dave Phillips approached retirement as the managing director of a large accounting firm, he and his wife, Liane, explored possibilities for work they could do together. Liane Phillips, a former teacher, conducted research, finding that 18 percent of the...
Jose-Pablo Fernandez

Jose-Pablo Fernandez

High school dropout rates for Hispanic teens in Texas are three times those of whites and 30 percent higher than the rates for African Americans. Jose-Pablo Fernandez, former director of the Mexican Institute of Houston, knew he needed to try something new to improve...
William Kelly

William Kelly

When apartments are converted to co-ops and condominiums, too often affordable housing is lost. Since 1995, Americans have lost more than 300,000 affordable apartments to such conversions or to deterioration in weak markets; hundreds of thousands more are at risk....
Kathy Eldon

Kathy Eldon

Kathy Eldon’s work was born out of loss. Her son, Dan, a photojournalist on assignment in Somalia, was stoned to death by an angry mob in 1993. He was just 22. As a teenager, Dan had helped support a Masai family and led a group of international teens to deliver...