Snapshot NY: Amra Sabic El-Rayess Flees Muslim Genocide In Bosnia, Becomes Professor At Columbia 'Cultivating Mindsets, Cultivating Togetherness'Amra Sabic El-Rayess is an expert on "othering" - where people in one group are treated differently.
Snapshot NY: NJ Artist Realizing His Dreams By Designing Custom Cleats For NFL StarsMichael Jordan shares the name of a sports legend, but this Mike has found his own glory by helping athletes show their personalities.
Snapshot NY: New Yorkers Grant Kids' Christmas Wishes Through 'Operation Santa'For the past 107 years, "Operation Santa" has allowed the public to respond to children's letters to Santa.
Snapshot NY: Father & Son Raising Thousands For Charity With Photographs Of GhanaThey're in the final stages of setting up their premiere exhibit in New York, a big step for two men who have no professional photography experience.
Snapshot New York: Meet Guy Bryant, Who Has Fostered 50 KidsThanksgiving is a time for loved ones to gather and reflect. Being with a family means even more to some.
Snapshot New York: Steve Derewicz, 85, Has Been Fighting Fires For 55 YearsAt the age of 85, Steve Derewicz stands as the eldest among the bravest.
'I Don't Quit At Anything I Do': From Foster Care To The NYPD, Bodybuilder Julie Camacho Tackles Life's ObstaclesThrough intensive weight training, Julie Camacho has remolded herself into a competitive bodybuilder. But that's not her biggest transformation.
'They Give Me A Reason To Live': Truck Driver's Passion Is Saving AnimalsMike Stura isn't a farmer. He's a truck driver who defends the defenseless.
It's Possible The Country's Next Great Stand-Up Comic Is Taking Part In The 'Kids 'N Comedy' WorkshopIt's not often you hear the phrase "family friendly comedians." For kids looking for a more creative way to use their funny bone, one 13-year-old is learning how to make comedy a career.
One Man's Unbridled Passion About Archery May Drive His Prized Pupil To The 2020 Olympics In TokyoThe epicenter of archery is not New York, yet. One coach is introducing the sport to minority youth, and the results are better than anyone could've expected.
Chalk Artist's Fleeting Creations A Homage To The Enduring Nature Of New YorkersValentine's Day is often celebrated with gifts of jewelry or flowers, but one man finds a way to spread joy with art that doesn't last.
Kids Helping Hospitalized Kids Is The Name Of The Game At The Little St. Nick FoundationNot many charities allow kids to be part of the volunteer staff. But for one non-profit on Long Island the spirit of the organization is based on kids helping kids.
One Woman's Mission: Saving Dogs In Danger After Natural DisastersThere are plenty of homeless dogs in New York, but in other places the situation is more dire. Saving them is not cheap, but one woman chose a love for dogs over a love for money.
'Jump In ... We'll Go Take A Ride': Police Officer's Gesture Provides Big Lift To Grieving New Jersey FamilyLast year, the community of Wyckoff mourned the passing of a high school star athlete, Ben Landel. Recently, a police officer helped the Landel family recover a precious family possession.
After-School Program 'BUILD' Transforms NYC Student Into Promising BusinessmanIt has often been said the key to success is handling failure. Educators are passing along that wisdom through a non-profit after-school program.