Welcome to the Power of One Project, a celebration of hometown heroes.

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Brave, compassionate, and committed to change, these hometown heroes are proving the Power of One. They’ve given their time, invested their talent, taken risks and taken action, and they’ve each made a difference worth celebrating.
Read their stories here.

See heroes featured by Reader’s Digest magazine and AmericanTowns.com, or view all community submissions.


Explore narratives of neighborhood heroism as told by local insiders. Find out what’s being done across the country to improve lives on a local level.


Everyday heroes don’t always make headlines. Find them in the spotlight at AmericanTowns, and discover the many ways one person can make an impact.

Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest features its picks from the Power of One. Read the remarkable stories they selected of noteworthy community acts and initiatives.