Sheldon Smith (center, in blue shirt), with members of his Dovetail Project program.

Better fathers, better men

Sheldon Smith grew up with an absentee dad. Today, he helps young fathers in Chicago stay involved in their kids' lives.
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Meet CNN Hero Sheldon Smith

Sheldon Smith's Chicago nonprofit gives young fathers like himself the skills to be positive role models and responsible parents.
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CNN Hero Sheldon Smith: Manning Up

Sheldon Smith and his group, the Dovetail Project, have helped more than 200 young fathers in Chicago be positive role models and responsible parents.
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Meet CNN Hero Luma Mufleh

Since 2004, Luma Mufleh and her nonprofit, the Fugees Family, have provided a community of support for hundreds of refugee children in Clarkston, Georgia.


2016 CNN Heroes 

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    Everyday people changing the world

    About CNN Heroes

    Our tenth year of recognizing CNN Heroes, each of whom shows how one person can truly make a difference.