THIS WEEK'S CNN HERO 

CNN Hero Tony Hillery and his staff at Harlem Grown teach children how to grow food from seed to harvest and cook healthy meals using the fruits of their labor.

Sowing seeds of hope in Harlem's children

Harlem Grown has 10 urban farms where Tony Hillery and his staff teach children how to grow food from seed to harvest and cook healthy meals using the fruits of their labor.
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CNN Hero Tony Hillery

Tony Hillery started Harlem Grown, a nonprofit that teaches low-income children about urban farming -- and much more -- in New York City.
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Growing in Harlem

On an urban farm in New York City, 23-year-old Edgar turned his life around with the help of CNN Hero Tony Hillery and his nonprofit, Harlem Grown.
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CNN Hero Mariuma Ben Yosef

Over 32 years, Mariuma Ben Yosef's organization, the Shanti House, has helped 46,000 vulnerable youth find shelter, medical care and a place to belong.
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A cosmic family

The Shanti House provides the comforts of home to at-risk youth living on their own.

CNN Hero Siew Te Wong

Siew Te Wong, a wildlife biologist in Malaysia, has dedicated his life to protecting the sun bear, the world's smallest bear species.
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CNN Hero Jeanine Patten-Coble

Since 2011, Jeanine Patten-Coble's nonprofit has provided free weeklong, fun-filled vacations to nearly 600 families affected by breast cancer.
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Making sense of cancer

After attending the first retreat offered by CNN Hero Jeanine Patten-Coble's nonprofit, one breast cancer survivor's profound experience didn't end there.
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CNN Hero Harry Grammer

Growing up, Harry Grammer spent five years on juvenile probation. Today, his group helps hundreds of at-risk youth in Los Angeles transform their lives.
CNN Hero Harry Grammer (left) works with young people in Los Angeles who might otherwise slip through the cracks to find their potential and make sure they graduate high school.

CNN Hero Harry Grammer: Tell them

The at-risk youth helped by CNN Hero Harry Grammer have a story to tell. Watch how they turn their words into song at his program's recording studio in Los Angeles.
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'Welcome to Bitty & Beau's!'

Meet Matt and Jessie: two young people with disabilities who share what their employment at CNN Hero Amy Wright's coffee shop means to them.
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CNN Hero Jennifer Cox

Since 2015, Jennifer Cox's nonprofit has brought health and fitness programs to more than 1,000 children living in Baltimore-area homeless shelters.
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Empowering for life

CNN Hero Jennifer Cox shares the obstacles facing children who live in Baltimore-area homeless shelters and how her program helps build their confidence.
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CNN Hero Khali Sweeney

Since 2007, Khali Sweeney and his boxing program have provided mentorship, tutoring and meals to about 400 children from Detroit's toughest neighborhoods.
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Don't box me in

A young man growing up in Detroit shares how a boxing program started by CNN Hero Khali Sweeney is helping to save his life.
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CNN Hero Doniece Sandoval

Since 2014, Doniece Sandoval's nonprofit has provided showers to more than 4,000 homeless individuals in San Francisco through its mobile hygiene centers.
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One step at a time

Clients of CNN Hero Doniece Sandoval's mobile showers share how her nonprofit's services help their daily lives in San Francisco.
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CNN Hero Bob Adams

Bob Adams is a Vietnam War medic who co-founded the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a nonprofit that helps nearly 400 veterans a year.
CNN Hero Samir Lakhani, wearing glasses, poses with staff at the Eco-Soap Bank--an organization he founded to provide soap and hygiene education to Cambodians in need.

How hotel soap can save lives

Samir Lakhani was a college student volunteering in Cambodia when inspiration struck: Rural villagers didn't have access to soap--he knew just where to find it.

CNN Heroes: Samir Lakhani

Samir Lakhani's nonprofit, Eco-Soap Bank, recycles discarded bars of soap from hotels in Cambodia and distributes them to people in need.

From hotel soap to Eco-Soap

CNN Hero Samir Lakhani shares how his group is using soap in Cambodia to change lives, boost the economy and help the environment.
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CNN Hero Linda Myers

For three decades, Linda Myers and her nonprofit have brought life-saving supplies to an estimated 3,000 elders in need on the Navajo Reservation.
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CNN Heroes: Adopt-A-Native-Elder

CNN Hero Linda Myers shows how her nonprofit helps Native American elders in remote areas of Arizona and Utah stay warm through the winter.
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CNN Hero Leslie Morissette

In memory of her son, Leslie Morissette and her nonprofit help connect sick children to their regular lives through free technology, including robots.
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CNN Heroes: What is a Philbot?

With the help of a robot from CNN Hero Leslie Morissette's nonprofit, one fourth grader stays connected to his school and friends while battling leukemia.

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