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Stepping Off the Strategy Cliff

Leading during disruptive change feels perilous. Jim Mason, president and CEO of Beech Acres Parenting Center, shared how he recovered his own sense of purpose to lead his organization in a new direction and toward a more significant future.


Residential Care: It’s Not Too Late to Undo the Damage

The long history of residential care is marked by the removal of youth from their families and sometimes relocating them distant places for significant periods of time. Jeremy Kohombam, president and CEO of The Children's Village, shared how he turned residential care into an emergency room-like program with community investment for families and youth.


Measuring Return on Investment in Lives: A Model from Florida

Our Kids in Miami, Fla., created a solution that is inspired by the tragedy of a missing five-year-old girl. Frances Allegra, CEO and Patricia Smith, CIO shared how a simple mobile solution can solve one of the most pressing problems in foster care in this country.


Finding Treasure: Asset-Based Community Development Starts with People

A key player in the transformation of the Ellis Heights neighborhood in Rockford, Ill., is New Mix Rockford, a public housing development. Ron Clewer, CEO of Rockford Housing Authority shares how asset-based community development focuses on finding, promoting, and building upon the assets of a community, and New Mix Rockford is conducting a treasure hunt. Take a moment to discover Ellis Heights' assets.

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