Poverty holds all of us back—individually and collectively—from achieving a better life. And it will take all of us working together to reduce it. We’re helping to lead the fight against poverty by creating more opportunities for people to succeed. When more people succeed, our community gets stronger; and that helps all of us.Learn about our work
Like many teens in our community, Tyrell experienced a number of challenges that led to a suicide attempt and failing grades. Today, he is a leader who made the honor roll his senior year and is planning to attend college. Because people like you cared, Tyrell has a support system and opportunities that helped him graduate and develop to his fullest potential.Watch Tyrell's story
We’re tackling root causes and providing effective pathways out of poverty by bringing together volunteers, donors, organizations, businesses, community leaders and YOU, because we need you to join the movement to fight poverty. We can’t do it without you.Learn where your gift goes
We focus on four building blocks for a better life that are critical elements in creating pathways out of poverty. People need a good education, help through tough times, regular health care, and safe and decent housing. In a crisis, people usually need support in a number of areas—not just one.Read Amy's story
We take a strategic approach to provide a clear pathway out of poverty by directing investments to four critical areas: Education, Income, Health and Home. These are the four building blocks for a better life.
With your help, we are working hard to improve lives and strengthen our community by providing more opportunities for people to succeed. We call it advancing the common good.
We leverage the community's resources to support initiatives that respond to our community’s most pressing problems in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Home.
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