James Ward (courtesy of Jessica Sutherland)

GRIO'S 100: JAMES WARD

GRIO'S 100 - In February 2012, Ward, along with his mother and his two younger siblings, secured a place at Union Rescue Mission (a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles's Skid Row) and a chance meeting with volunteer Jessica Sutherland changed the path of his life forever...
James Coleman (courtesy of Coleman)

GRIO'S 100: JASON COLEMAN

theGRIO'S 100 - Coleman was one of a trio of young African-American men who decided to do something to tackle the problem. They co-founded Project SYNCERE, an educational not-for-profit organization dedicated to exposing inner-city minorities and underserved communities to a curriculum in STEM...