Guiding Principles

Our research-based approach is based on proven best-practices for achieving measurable community transformation by applying The Five Principles of Community Transformation:

Geographically Focused

We maintain a place-based approach to addressing community issues which allows us to concentrate resources and accomplish more holistic and long term neighborhood investments.


Holistic Revitalization

We practice a holistic approach in addressing the individual needs and physical environments impacting education, housing, health & wellness and economic viability.

Asset-based Development

We are committed to building strong partnerships through the principles of Asset Based Community Development which implies doing things with the neighborhood rather than for the neighborhood.

Collective Impact        

We will play a supportive role as a "lead organization" coordinating the alignment of multiple resources through a collective impact initiative designed to address our most complex social challenges.