The Good Souls Project was developed to recognize an individual or group of individuals from the Delaware Valley Region making significant positive contributions to their neighborhood, community or region through their time, action, talent and dedication. The honoree(s) selected serve as a role model for compassion, generosity and service and are striving to make the world a better place.
These individuals were nominated for efforts outside of their paid employment, unless the effort was within their employment and includes work that is above and beyond the call of duty and has a broader, charitable, and community impact.
If you know someone who has performed an act of kindness, tell us their story by nominating them at whyy.org/goodsoulsform
Don't miss the WHYY TV Special: Good Souls airing Thursday, December 15 at 8 p.m. We're highlighting some of these special individuals who make our Greater Philadelphia communities thrive.
Host Cherri Gregg introduces viewers to Good Souls, individuals whose important work within their communities have been highlighted on WH ...
Air Date: December 15, 2022
Chadds Ford teen empowers kids, by providing space where youth voices matter
“I just see it all as activism— youth activism,” says Isabella Hanson, founder of the “I Matter” Poetry and Art ...
Air Date: November 14, 2022Listen 5:45
Trio of siblings serve as their sister’s keeper while helping others
“I think it helps people to see that just ordinary folks are good souls,” says Ruth Sheets. ...
Air Date: November 7, 2022Listen 5:45
Help Hope Live executive’s passion fueled by her own medical caretaker journey
“I don’t feel like I’ve ever had a job,” says Kelly Green, “everything that I’ve ever done is steeped ...
Air Date: October 31, 2022Listen 5:45
Bryn Mawr nurse is a warrior fighting for women battling ovarian cancer
“I thought the harder I worked that I could somehow save her,” says Robin Cohen. Cohen is an oncology nurse working in ...
Air Date: October 24, 2022Listen 5:45
South Philly Man Transforms Trauma Into Philosophy of Healing
“We all have a purpose in life and my purpose is to serve,” says Will Latif Little, 52. ...
Air Date: October 17, 2022Listen 5:45
A NICU mom, paying it forward one day, one family at a time
Today is a Good Day is a non-profit that supports families who experience the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or “NICU.” “The N ...
Air Date: October 10, 2022Listen 5:45
North Philly bred Harlem Globetrotter pays it forward at childhood summer camp
Mark Blount, Jr., 30, grew up at 11th and Diamond in the Norris Street Housing Project of North Philadelphia. It’s where he says he fir ...
Air Date: October 3, 2022Listen 5:45
Warminster High Schooler Turned Lemons into Lemonade to Raise Money for CHOP
Lori Zeaman lives in Warminster, Bucks County. And these days, she has zero access to her garage because her daughter, Savannah, has comm ...
Air Date: July 4, 2022Listen 4:01
Del. Couple Works to Diversify Nation’s Leadership Pipeline, Prepping Underserved for Elite Colleges
Tatiana Poladko and Atnre Alleyne are the founders of TeenSHARP, a Delaware based non-profit that prepares students from ...
Air Date: June 27, 2022Listen 0:00
A Philly Rec Center Caretaker Providing a Safe Space & Support for Youth
“I love to see the kids when they walk through the door,” says Cecile Taylor-Kase, “when they come in they feel warm and like they ...
Air Date: June 20, 2022Listen 4:52
A Dementia Advocate Helping Caretakers Cope Through Knowledge
“Some people want to stick their head in the sand and say, it’s too scary,” says Kevin Jameson, “but there’s a good per ...
Air Date: June 13, 2022Listen 4:54
A Pediatrician Whose Gift is Finding Beauty After Trauma
“My mission in life is to empower kids to be the best that they can be,” says Dr. June Elcock-Messam, the o ...
Air Date: June 6, 2022Listen 4:52
A Seasoned Warrior Helping Others in the Battle Against Addiction
“It’s bigger than me,” says Patrick Dooley, 53, “I’m just one piece of the puzzle. Patrick “Pat ...
Air Date: May 30, 2022Listen 4:37
A Breast Cancer Surgeon’s Effort Brings Holistic Healing to Survivors
“I get to address the whole person and I get to cut out the cancer, “ says Dr. Monique Gary, “an ...
Air Date: May 23, 2022Listen 4:54