Duncan Campbell is living proof of how to break the generational cycle of poverty. He has dedicated his life to being a “friend” and is growing and army of “friends” to redefine how positive, sustained relationships can transform at risk, vulnerable youth in our communities. He is a remarkable human being and role model to
Some of the world’s greatest problems are simply symptoms of poverty. Yet well-intentioned Western aid often creates unintended consequences – creating more problems, rather than fixing them. Infrastructure aid – specifically, bringing the internet to the poorest parts of the world – can change this narrative, allowing communities to grow and thrive. The internet has
How much power can a pair of socks have? Matt who dubs himself a ‘serial dreamer’ shares his journey of starting a sock company that began as a vision while serving breakfast to homeless individuals. Matthew Siracusa is the CEO of WEWOOL, a local business that works to provide socks to homeless individuals in Connecticut.
“Homelessness is certainly not just houselessness”. Brett Feldman reveals his radical approach to caring for our homeless neighbors as the Director of Street Medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. In this talk, Brett shares his story about bringing a Street Medicine program to Los Angeles after founding and directing a
One of the biggest problems in the world today is our inability to truly listen to each other. Compassion broker Reggie Gordon challenges people to engage in community wealth building by using compassion and empathetic listening. In his thought-provoking talk, Gordon asks you to rethink the way in which you giving. Reggie Gordon is the
Brooke Evans’ is a first generation student at UW-Madison and has lived in her car for most of her undergraduate career. Brooke recalls many painful memories about being homeless and hiding it from fellow students, while putting a widespread issue of poverty and working class students into light. Brooke Evans is an undergraduate student at