James Malinchak


Episode Info

James Malinchak is a successful motivational speaker and businessman. He is embarking on a journey of discovery, concealing his true identity to live among the poverty-stricken residents of Gary, Indiana. Once the second largest city in Indiana, Gary has been devastated by the collapse of the steel industry with over half of its once-thriving population leaving. Of those who are still residents, over a third live in extreme poverty. While staying in Gary, James will have to survive on $44.68, the equivalent of one man's single weekly food stamps for the area. James discovers exceptional organizations and dedicates his time and volunteering efforts to learning how they impact the under-privileged and strive to bring unity back to their community.