Empowering People

Building the confidence and problem-solving ability of communities. Working closely with the demographics they serve, changemakers identify communities’ assets and build programs that are controlled by locals. In so doing, they encourage resilience and turn “victims” into problem-solvers. Some of these featured solutions work by teaching a community to expect more of itself, its leaders, and its government.

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Focusing on assets, not need

Looking for the problem-solving strengths of people normally treated as victims.

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Local control/ownership

Building programs managed and controlled by the people served.

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Raising expectations

Encouraging people to expect more of their government and systems, often by showing that others are doing better with similar resources.

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Resilience

Encouraging or incenting people to bounce back from adversity.

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