Ending hunger, homelessness, and the cycle of poverty...in heels.
In the United States more than 633,000 people experience homelessness every night. 48.9 million Americans are at risk of hunger - including one in five kids. Nearly 50 million Americans are living in poverty. Hunger, homelessness, and poverty are devastating for individuals and our communities. This is unacceptable, unjust, and illogical.
We know that effective, commonsense policies like SNAP and EITC lift people out of poverty. We know that Rapid Rehousing and Housing First models reduce homelessness. We know that innovative philanthropic endeavors like Collective Impact and Social Impact Bonds can transform the way government, nonprofits, and local communities work together to tackle our toughest challenges. We know we can band together and create change.
Now Is The Time to get this done.
This site will feature a collection of personal reflections, original ideas, and smart thinking from around the country and the globe on the issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty. We'll check in with thought leaders and discuss ways we can create change. We will also highlight ways to leverage two of my favorite things - National Service and the philanthropic sector.