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Impact Stories

The passion to uplift and empower drives the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation. Each of the courageous people featured here worked with the organizations highlighted on this site, supported by the OWCF, to overcome significant obstacles in their lives. These inspirational individuals show what is possible when communities prioritize lifting each person on a path to greatness.

Slide Read MORE How Santorio Martin went from homeless to home owner. The Baltimore native fulfilled a lifelong dream to buy his own home—and, with training from the Center for Urban Families—could one day be building homes for lots of people Santorio Martin

Slide John Jones After 30 Years in Prison, John Jones Found A New Life, Old Love—and “That Healing Spirit” Read More Quentin Harris From Dealing Drugs to Leading Prayers: How Quentin Harris Changed His Life Read More

Slide Thando Dlomo How the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Changed Thando Dlomo’s Life Read More Micah Holmes Micah Holmes and the Power of Purpose Read More

Slide Orcas Island Rescuing Orcas Island during COVID-19
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