CNN Hero Tomás Alvarez
Tomás Alvarez and his nonprofit, Beats Rhymes and Life, use hip-hop as a way to help teens in Oakland, California, overcome hardship.
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CNN Hero 2015 nominee Monique Pool has been helping rescue animals in her native Suriname since 2005. She is recognized for her particular interest in three-toed and two-toed sloths, of which she has rescued and released several hundred in the past decade.

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Jody Farley-Berens helped start Singleton Moms to support single moms battling cancer. Since 2006, the nonprofit has provided assistance to more than 300 parents in the Phoenix area.
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CNN Hero Lori Weise's organization tries to reach low-income families before they surrender their pets.
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Fred Heinrich, founder of Inner-City Filmmakers in Los Angeles, California.
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A woman's dramatic hospital encounter inspires her to start a nonprofit that helps thousands of elderly people in Texas.
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Corinne Cannon founded the D.C. Diaper Bank when her son was only one years old. The nonprofit has provided nearly 2 million diapers to low-income families.
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