The Visionaries documentary series has won a Bronze Telly award in the category of Television: Social Responsibility for its production of “Turning Barriers into Bridges” featuring Desire Street Ministries.

We are particularly delighted that the 30-minute film also showcases the work of several of our ministry partners. Featured on the film are LaTonya Gates-Boston of PAWKids, Benjamin Wills of Peace Preparatory Academy, Drew Henley of Redeemer Community Church, Alumni Partner Justina Dix of Summerhill Community Ministries, and Alumni Partner Ben McLeish of Thrive New Orleans. Leaders like these are working with their neighbors to reach hundreds of kids and families in under-resourced neighborhoods across the Southeastern US.

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The Visionaries documentary series is hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of HBO’s The Newsroom and Grace and Frankie and formerly of Law & Order. Visionaries is the winner of several Telly Awards and an Emmy nomination for Best Documentary. It has produced over 220 documentaries highlighting individuals and non-profits who create positive change throughout the world.

Visionaries founder and executive producer Bill Mosher said, “Viewers will be astounded to discover people just like them who are changing the world in ways they can replicate in their own cities and towns. That is the really exciting thing – we are spreading positive solutions across the country.”




We are very grateful for these good friends and underwriters of
“Turning Barriers Into Bridges”
Kara and Scott Friedman
Beth and Brian Levine
Danielle and Eric Mandelblatt

Making of the Documentary

Desire to Impact

The ministry road is challenging and lonely. Check out this 4+ minute video from our Atlanta Premier Viewing event to see how you can impact and encourage leaders who are making a difference in their neighborhoods.


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