Marjy Stagmeier is making waves in the real estate world -- turning dilapidated residential buildings into dynamic communities. From her humble beginnings in the Atlanta suburbs, she's cultivated over 3,000 units and positively impacted 10,000 families with secure, affordable living environments. Key to this transformation? Trust. "One of our core missions is to build that community trust, and by building the trust, then all of a sudden the neighbors are out [and] you've created now a neighborhood -- a community," she says. Her nonprofit, Star-C, amps it up by organizing free educational afterschool programs and summer camps, while the Eviction Relief Fund has raised a staggering $12.5 million to keep families in their homes. Stagmeier is not just building houses -- she's crafting a brighter future, one revitalized community at a time.

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