In this election year, Yahoo! News' groundbreaking program "Remake America" is examining the issues that matter to our country through the experiences of real Americans. We believed that we could harness the power of experts and Yahoo's users to help real people find solutions to their problems -- and after two months, we have proven that we actually can! Some of our success stories so far are described further down on this page.
NOW, we want to expand our program to include additional people, so if you need help and would consider participating in our program, we'd like to hear from you right away.
ARE YOU FACING A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION... about a job, financial, education or health care problem? Are you uncertain about what you can and should do to get out of your current situation? Has every strategy you’ve tried led to a dead end? With the guidance of distinguished experts and input from the Yahoo! community, we’ll help identify solutions to empower you to reclaim your American dream!
If you need our help to decide what to do about the situation that you are in, we want to hear your story: please click on the Apply Now button.
To watch full episodes and see what "Remake America" is all about, please visit
Here are some of the families "Remake America" has already helped:
Bill and Donna invested their life savings into the small hardware store they opened in their hometown. But when tough times hit, both their personal and business investments were in danger. Yahoo! finance expert Farnoosh Torabi guided them through some tough decisions to help them stay above water. Bill and Donna have also been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and offers of assistance from viewers who want to help save their store.
After working for the Red Cross for 16 years, John was devastated when he got laid off due to cut backs. Unable to find a job for 9 months, he was sinking deeper and deeper into depression. ABC News career expert Tory Johnson helped John snap out of his funk, by helping him re-focus and ultimately, land a job.
Star and Jose, along with their 5 children, moved from Nebraska to Texas so Star could attend law school on a full ride scholarship, and ultimately, provide a better life for her family. But when Star got sick, she couldn’t maintain the grades she needed to keep the scholarship. To make ends meet, the family turned a soap-making hobby into a small business, and were given the opportunity to pitch their home-based soap business to Whole Foods.
Leslie, a former real estate agent, was on her last leg. She’d gone through most of her retirement savings while unemployed for several years, and resorted to renting out her house to make extra money. After ABC News career expert Tory Johnson helped Leslie re-vamp her networking and job hunting strategies, and a Yahoo viewer offered resume assistance, Leslie blazed her own trail into a sales job!