Obadiah Baker is a native of Cleveland’s Hough community, infamous for the Hough Riots of 1966. Growing up in a lower-middle-class household of six siblings, Mr. Baker faced challenges as a minority living in a disadvantaged/underserved impoverished inner-city community, especially as a male. A musician, Army officer, war veteran, businessman, and scholar, Mr. Baker rose above his circumstances to achieve great success. Wanting to give back, he founded Tender Heart Crusades, a nonprofit organization that directs its attention toward community involvement. From 2009 to the present, Mr. Baker, with help from many volunteers, continues to make great strides in concentrated poverty communities.