I just stumbled across an inspiring video. It is not new, but the story is powerful: "As a Pittsburgh youth besieged by racism in the crumbling remains of the steel economy, Bill Strickland should have been one of the Rust Belt's casualties. Instead, he discovered the potter's wheel, and the transforming power of fountains, irrepressible dreams, and the slide show."
If you think that no one cares and no one person can make a difference: watch and listen to Bill Strickland.
Bill's story is about the ways that the arts can change people's lives. See his website.