Use these steps to guide your interactions and conversations with media, community leaders and policymakers about your community and the solutions that are helping to alleviate poverty and increase access to opportunity region-wide.
Modest changes can lead to greater scale, enhanced collaboration and integration, and more strategic use of resources within the basic contours of today’s system.
Leaders have emerged from the field of community development, schools, churches, charities, clinics and elsewhere to position metropolitan areas for success. These regional “quarterbacks” are spearheading and supporting innovations underway.
By seeding and supporting collaborative regional models, philanthropy can help support efforts to expand and sustain the programs, systems, and networks that are often missing in suburbs struggling with rising poverty.