How one couple harnessed the power of community to help mobile park kids succeed in school.

Jim and Melinda Hollandsworth weren’t planning to start a nonprofit. They just wanted to help a few kids with their homework. When the Hollandsworths sponsored a local family for Christmas through their church in 2008, they thought it would just be a one-time thing. But when they saw that the large family’s mobile home was only four miles from their Atlanta-area home, they realized they were essentially neighbors. After their visit with the family, they wanted to come back, but not just because they enjoyed the family’s company — they realized the family was living in suburban poverty, and wanted to see if there were more ways they could help them. All photos via Path Project. So, they randomly dropped …

How 3 women learned to feel like themselves again after surviving cancer.

Everything looks different after a cancer diagnosis, and that difference only continues once a patient enters remission. Photo by Frank Busch on Flickr. The illness and treatment for the illness affect how a person looks and feels, and those changes can last for years if not forever. At first, you’re so focused on surviving that looks are an afterthought. But once your appearance begins to change, it can affect you as deeply as the cancer itself. As a result, feelings about one’s outward appearance become complicated and difficult to navigate. But with the help of family, friends, and a few professionals (plus a lot of internal fortitude), it can get easier. We asked cancer survivors how they embraced their new …