What We Do

We Bring People Together To make Great Things Happen

  • Process
    Process
    Process
    We’re applying human-centered design to solve big community problems.
  • Partnerships
    Partnerships
    Partnerships
    We're bringing together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to address problems as a team
  • Proof
    Proof
    Proof
    We’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 Listen
    We Listen
    We Listen
  • We Research
    We Research
    We Research
  • We imagine the possibilities
    We imagine the possibilities
    We imagine the possibilities
  • We define solutions
    We define solutions
    We define solutions
  • We implement
    We implement
    We implement
  • We measure
    We measure
    We measure
  • We create positive change
    We create positive change
    We create positive change

Proof

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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.

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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.

 

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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.