Martha Stowe has been the executive director of the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation for the past 13 years. After her experience in social work, she was given the opportunity to start a foundation to help the Vickery Meadow neighborhood. While the program’s kids have gone on to colleges, master’s programs and promising careers, the work is always evolving. Recently, the foundation was able to set up a COVID-19 testing site in the neighborhood due to the high cases of Burmese workers in the nearby factories. There are also programs for elementary and middle school children, such as a robotics team and grade level reading initiatives. Besides her work, Stowe says she is most proud of her husband, Ken Benson.