Agnes Ma is one of nine visual artists and five poets whose work will be on display for the “Arts in Action” exhibit at the Ellwood House Museum in DeKalb.

Jordyn Jackson started volunteering in the community when he was 6 years old. Now 14, Jackson volunteers with more than 30 organizations, including Trash Squirrels and DeKalb County Community Gardens.

Randy Caspersen, an assistant professor of media studies at Northern Illinois University, filmed and produced the documentary “Plants, Pollinators & Prayers” about the garden at Mayfield Congregational Church in Sycamore.

Matya is the executive director of Opportunity House Inc. in Sycamore. He took over the leadership role in September 2021, succeeding Robert Shipman, who retired from the organization after 29 years.