I don't know if this has been shared before, but Citizen Radio brought my attention to this New Yorker profile written by Jelani Cobb about the communities that are doing good on the ground. It's easy for the media to focus on the hostility, but there are groups out actively trying to do good by the people of Ferguson.

Side note: I highly recommend Citizen Radio, they are a husband and wife team that discuss current events less covered by the mainstream. It's become my commute to work listen lately.