In the poor and middle-class African-American neighborhoods of the city's South Side, Jahmal Cole is working with young people and volunteers to make big improvements in people's lives and communities – by changing the little things.
After a combat deployment in Iraq, Zach Skiles faced mental trauma when he returned home. Now he uses his background to help fellow veterans struggling with the aftermath of war.
When prisoners have visitors, they may be better prepared to reenter society. Steve Gotzler leads the nonprofit Prisoner Visitation and Support in its mission to reach out to prisoners with respect.
David Leckey runs the Orton Family Foundation, which helps communities find solutions to problems like slowing growth and infrastructure breakdown. The guiding principle of his vision: Community-building.