Equipping leaders for sustainable community change

THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH CHARITY.
WHAT WE NEED IS EMPOWERMENT.

We focus on the assets, potential, and social capital of communities rather than their needs or disparities.

Because we believe that community insiders are the best people to lead change, we invest into building their capacity as leaders.

Therefore our work is focused on empowering community insiders to fight poverty and injustices through small-scale, community-led efforts. We do this through training and coaching of community leaders, and connecting them to the resources, tools, people, and funds they need for their project's success.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minneapolis Paint & Sip on July 16 - reserve your spot now!

New internships posted.  Learn more.

Accepting applications from community leaders globally and in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.  Learn more.

Welcome James, Prosper & Jastine to our training program! Meet them here and learn about their communities. 

FEATURED PARTNERS & THEIR COMMUNITIES

PHILIPPINES : DIGNA

Preserving the Igorot culture through children's theater camps, music, and arts programs.

KENYA : PADOX

Serving the children & families of the Kibera slum through a primary school, feeding program, & family support.

KENYA :  FRANKLINE

Educating and supporting children with HIV/AIDS.

MOZAMBIQUE : MARTINHO

Serving the families of city dump communities through education & promotion of human rights.

Our Journey & Growth

Two is Better Than One

This weekend I had the opportunity to collaborate with some very intelligent…
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Perseverance

Perseverance is a tough lesson to learn, but in the end one…
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Could I be your child?

Meet Gasilda, an 11-year-old Mozambican girl who is already pregnant by her…
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Prepare For What’s To Come

Working towards something that hasn’t yet arrived is tough. You have to…
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Podcast: Why change in development is so needed

Our Executive Director was recently featured on The Twin Cities Wellness Collective’s…
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The Things We Take For Granted

One of the biggest difficulties that our partners face is access to…
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