*Freedom for Youth in Des Moines, Iowa youth ministry won the 2010 Hope Award for Effective Compassion for their service to inner-city youth. WORLD Magazine readers voted for their favorite ministry. In second place Advance Memphis in Tenn. finished second, followed by Rock Ministries in Philadelphia and New Horizons in Canon City Colo.

All four ministries had won regional competitions in the spring, receiving 5,000. Freedom for Youth, which received the most votes from our readers in an online poll, now receives an additional $5,000, compliments of the American Bible Society. The next issue of WORLD will report on Thursday night’s reception and ceremony in New York, where the winner was announced.