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A Resident-Led Approach to Realizing American Opportunity

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

These ten groups didn't wait for policy-makers, service agencies, or philanthropy to create an institution or program to help them. Instead, they rallied together to pool their own resources, talent, and ideas to address issues that were most important to the families in their communities.

To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community

Mia Birdsong | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Mia Birdsong

In Whaticia's world, no one is swooping in to tell young people how to escape from their own neighborhood.

Investing in Homegrown Solutions

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

If our sector would pause to learn from the families that are overcoming the odds, we would find impressive and powerful solutions involving relationships between friends and neighbors--not expensive professional interventions -- that are already having an impact.