CNN heroes archive
Meet Diane
Surrounded by gang violence, Diane Latiker opened her home to area youth and started a nonprofit: Kids Off the Block. Video Video | Update | Backstage Video | Tribute Video
The story behind the Hero
In Roseland, one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, many residents stay off the streets to protect themselves from violence. Full story | Q&A
Get involved
Want to get involved? Check out the Kids Off the Block website and see how to help. Get involved | Support the cause
Exploring the issue
Streetwise "interrupters" are trying to stop teen violence before it starts. Full story | Opinion: How intervention helps