Communities flourish when more people thrive.

Yet too many Southern communities struggle with the legacy of racial inequities and other factors that keep households in poverty.

Our approach, developed and proven over 50 years, helps partners and communities come to  deeply understand the systemic barriers their residents face and mobilize to build an “infrastructure of opportunity” that catalyzes shared wellbeing.

We help: 

Frame a community agenda
by identifying the barriers your community members face and strategies for moving forward.


Mobilize for systemic change the key leaders in business, government, philanthropy, education and the nonprofit sector with the commitment and influence to drive it.


Demonstrate and test solutions, drawing from our years of experience and rich portfolio of proven tools and approaches to help communities design and test solutions to solve vexing problems.


Scale and sustain what works by aligning resources and creating sustainable civic ecosystems.