What We Do
We Bring People Together To make Great Things Happen
ProcessProcessWe’re applying human-centered design to solve big community problems.
PartnershipsPartnershipsWe're bringing together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to address problems as a team
ProofProofWe’re measuring progress and using data to constantly improve the performance of our initiatives.
We start by asking the tough questions.
What causes some of our community's biggest problems?
What causes hunger?
What causes a child to drop out of school?
What causes families to lose their homes?
Then we dig beneath the surface of these problems to understand them -- and mobilize individuals and organizations to create positive change.
We ListenWe Listen
We ResearchWe Research
We imagine the possibilitiesWe imagine the possibilities
We define solutionsWe define solutions
We implementWe implement
We measureWe measure
We create positive changeWe create positive change
WE START EARLY
To improve school readiness and empower youth so children are ready to enter school and stay on track for success in later grades.
GROW WITH THEM
By empowering youth so they are productive and engaged members of the community.
HELP THEM SUCCEED
Through our INITIATIVE based work including KinderCamp™ and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
WE HELP THEM EARN IT
With assistance for community members with limited resources to help increase income, savings and assets.
THEN GROW IT
By helping them gain and sustain savings and financial assets
AND KEEP IT
Through our INITIATIVE based work including VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.
WE HELP FAMILIES IN CRISIS
By assisting community members with basic needs as they recover financially and emotionally.
FEED THE HUNGRY
Through our INITIATIVE based work including the Weekend Backpack Program that provides food to chronically hungry children.
AND STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES
Through education about the importance of good health and human services.