We're stronger together: A special project
This place we call home is filled with ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary feats. Their selfless acts make this region so special – and they bring out the best in all of us.
With the holidays upon us, we wanted to share their inspiring stories, celebrate their accomplishments, and offer ways that you can help.
Just as the 55 people we’re profiling can’t do it alone, nor can we. That’s why we worked closely with our partners to bring you this collection of uplifting stories.
We hope they leave you feeling inspired and ready to tackle the busy new year that lies ahead. We hope they make you feel more connected to your community or to your neighbors. And maybe, just maybe, they will motivate you to come up with your own small way to make a big difference in the lives of others.
Meet Atlanta's Everyday Heroes
Amanda Clay and Allen Elfreth
Suann Kim and Nela Vintrlikova
Samantha, Lauren, and Emilie Scalise
Anna and Ryan Teal
E.R. is the Executive Director of Charis Circle, a non-profit programming arm of Charis Books - the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore. He works with artists, authors, and activists around the world to bring innovative, thoughtful, and life-changing programming and events to feminist communities.
Dr. Sophia Hussen, MD, MPH
Lama Rod Owens
Cam T. Ashling
Tomer has transformed the Atlanta Opera in his 10 years here from a sleepy company to one that performs cutting edge works. He has been an inspiring figure during the pandemic, purchasing a circus tent and becoming the only North American opera company to fully stage productions during the first year of COVID.