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In the past year, COVID-19 hit some communities harder than others. Those neighborhoods that suffered the most have long faced racial and health inequities. People stepped up to help their neighbors in this time of need. In this series, we’re going to introduce you to some of them.

To name a few — meet Gwendolyn Westbrook, who runs an organization that feeds and houses San Francisco Bayview residents. In East Palo Alto, Lena Potts works with youth to give them a sense of community during virtual schooling. And in Fairfield, K. Patrice Williams launched her TV show to keep Solano County residents in the know.

These are the stories of trailblazing leaders and groups who banded together to lift people up during the most difficult of times.

Support for this series comes from Renaissance Journalism's Equity and Health Reporting Initiative, with funding from The California Endowment.