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Hometown Heroes

Sport and Society for Arete-Catching Up

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.31.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.

Nominate Your Hometown Hero by January 10

Wendy Drake | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Wendy Drake

"It can happen in a single instance of bravery, or through a lifetime of service to others."

The Power of One

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

Throughout the tumultuous history of our nation, the power of one man's or one woman's voice has permeated across the land and inspired others to bring about change to improve the quality of life for the masses.

Karen Longoria And The Hometown Heroes Project: Town Builds Home For Her Disabled Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

While single mother Karen Longoria was working hard to raise her three children and wage her own battle with breast cancer, she was dealt another diff...

Family Votes McCain, But That Doesn't Stop This Obama Supporter

Chidimma Ozor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chidimma Ozor

Paul Speirs is president of Steinbeck Communications, a Las Vegas-based public relations firm, whose clients include top companies in the gaming indus...

Retired Social Worker Connects for Barack on the Phone

Andrew Sprung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Sprung

In July 2008, Roz Blau, was looking for the next major connection in her life. Recently retired after a 27-year career as a social worker, she had mov...

Retired Teacher Uses His Background to Appeal to Voters in Red Territory

Tiffany C. Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tiffany C. Kern

Interview with Mike Burtch Biography: Mike Burtch is a retired school teacher from Turlock, CA. After a life of working the campaign trails for city...

Baby Boomer Takes to the Road

Sue Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sue Bell

It is said by an African proverb, "it takes a village to raise a child." My village grew up with the Kennedy and Cuomo family tradition of dinner tab...

Openly Gay Newcomer Rises From Precinct Leader to Candidate for N.C. State Office

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wes Isley

Q&A with Wade Boyles For someone who had never volunteered for a political campaign until this year, Wade Boyles, 36, of Winston-Salem, N.C., hasn't ...

New to Political Campaigns, Volunteer Goes All the Way

Jennifer Treuting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Treuting

Frank Schlupp is a volunteer with the Obama campaign in Ward 58 of Northeast Philadelphia, an area that went heavily for Hillary Clinton in the primar...

Single Mom: Obama a Role Model to Her Sons

Tiffany C. Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tiffany C. Kern

Interview with Patty Hughes Biography: Patty Hughes is a single mother of two sons, ages 16 and 19 and has been a party of community organization, an...

This Campaign Pulls Volunteer Into Politics

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonah Lalas

It is early morning on August 28th at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. While thousands of delegates and enthusiastic supporters were rec...

Oberlin Volunteer Canvasses Neighbor-to-Neighbor

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Monica Klein

The local middle school in Kathy Rednaur's old town used to call Child Abuse Services on her every few months. Eventually, she picked up and moved her...

Starting an Obama Group Gives Supporter Confidence, Diverse Community

Stefanie Fontanez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stefanie Fontanez

It was shortly after watching Barack Obama speak for the first time that Megan Meagher turned to a friend and said "I have to do something. I've never...

Volunteer Invigorates Local Headquarters

Sheryl Z. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheryl Z. White

As a young child walking to school he would recite a rhyme that he learned from his grandmother - "Truman's in the White House eating bread and jelly....

Obama Gives New American Hope

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shari Cohen

Meet Mitra, a 31 year old first time voter - I met her last weekend, volunteering at my local Obama campaign office. We've been working together ever...