Alora Carey (cq), 10, shares a quiet moment with her horse, "Gabe," on their family farm in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. on Oct. 11, 2014.
Deborah Solomon performs a spoken-word prayer called "Prayer Changes Things" at Gospelfest: The Musical on January 31, 2014. "If it had not been for The Lord on my side, I don't know where I would've been. You have to trust God and have faith and belief enough to know that your life can change."
Smoke engulfs equine farrier Paul Batz. 35, while he "hot fits" a horseshoe at Shooting Star Farm in Livonia, N.Y., on October 20, 2013. The hot steel does not hurt the horse during the process, in fact, when done properly, the horse cannot even feel it.
Regional Transit System at Exchange & War Memorial. Rochester, NY. November, 2011.
In Cuba, people rely on government-issued ration cards to receive food. Rations are usually just enough, if not less, than families need to sustain themselves. Havana, Cuba. March 27, 2014.
During the middle of teaching a lesson on December 5, 2013, Zakaria L. [last name withheld], 11, embraces her sixth-grade teacher, Rebecca Zacherl, 30. According to Pearson, an international education company, teachers who add value to the classroom experience are crucial for student success, both academically and socially.
Adwen Lorkovich (cq), 5, is consoled by her mother after her five siblings left for school in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, on November 24, 2013. Out of the family's six children, Adwen is the only one who shares both parents biologically.
Rebecca Zacherl, 30, is a sixth-grade teacher at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy, a K-6 school within the Rochester City School District─ the poorest performing large, urban district in New York State. Zacherl grew up in the district and views teaching as one way of giving back to the community that raised her.
Ariana Lamser, left, 14, Georgia Greenleaf, center, 14, and Morgan O'Mara, right, 15, locate their homes on an interactive, computer programmed map at Google's "Made With Code" event on June 19, 2014 in New York, NY. The event marked the launch of a new Google initiative aimed at promoting young girls to pursue computer programming.
A custodial worker passes through Times Square in New York, N.Y., on July 17, 2014.
Following a 13-hour day of competitive cheerleading, Adwen Lorkovich (cq), 5, sits in the windowsill of her family's hotel room in Buffalo, NY. Adwen and two of her older siblings have been cheerleading for one year.