After being released from prison, Leché Cornish is taking steps to rebuild her life after years of drugs and prostitution, and the loss of her children.
Yefim Zadov, a 79-year-old immigrant from Ukraine, likes his newly built apartment in Manhattan, but he misses his friends — fellow Russian speakers he left behind in Brooklyn.
Life for Krystine Dykes, 25, has been a progression from neglect and abuse to foster care and depression, and last year she became the foster guardian of her younger brothers.
Along with donating $250,000 to the nonprofit Peace One Day, Axe is promoting it on its website and Facebook page.
In September 2012, a family that was already marred by poverty and mental illness lost its beloved matriarch. Three siblings are now trying to mend their once-strong bond.
The money, from a group of philanthropic organizations, could also relieve the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts from having to sell works to pay the city’s debts.
A Brooklyn mother’s grief at her son’s death during a family reunion in the Dominican Republic was compounded by funeral expenses and then a steep rent increase.
Justen Henderson had several run-ins with the law, but now he works two jobs and is considering a career as a nurse.
Despite living under threat of homelessness, Alicia Guillén, 41, wants most to help her teenager pursue educational opportunities.
In addition to her daughter, Bridgett Webb cares for her niece, who has contended with depression and developmental delays, and the niece’s four children.
Rescue workers were astonished that Azzura’e Wilson was alive after a brutal car accident that left her paralyzed, and now she is determined to walk again.
A woman who taught elementary school for 20 years lost her position when she became ill. Without her job, she is depressed and even ashamed.
After organizing protests against Cameroon’s president, Angele Nogue, now in the Bronx, was arrested and lost her business and her home.
Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced that Robert J. Appel, a financier and philanthropist, has pledged $20 million to benefit the organization’s performance, education and broadcasting efforts.
Next Generation Caterers in the Bronx helps the young adults who serve as interns in their quest for jobs and self-reliance.
At age 54, when she was living in a homeless shelter, Cheryl McCray learned she had bipolar disorder.
Educational Alliance, an agency that runs an after-school program at Public School 188, drew money from The Neediest Cases Fund to buy uniform shirts for 184 students there.
With discipline and poise, Sharae Turner, 24, has survived a life marked by abuse, unemployment and homelessness, including as a single mother.
Oscar Ibarra, who entered the shelter system with his mother and several siblings, is the first member of his family to attend college.