Our work is characterized by boldness, creativity and a commitment to innovation. This blog offers a space to highlight the work of our team members as well as their unique perspectives on ongoing and emerging issues related to homelessness, health and community building.
As the Southern California Field Organizing Director, Leslie leads the engagement and enrollment of communities in Los Angeles and Southern California for the 100,000 Homes Campaign and supports the improvement of local systems for most effectively housing the chronic and vulnerable homeless residents in these areas.
Becky Kanis is the Director of the 100,000 Homes Campaign for Community Solutions. She joined the team in 2003 with the goal of reducing street homelessness in Times Square by two-thirds and after four years, Becky and her team reduced street homelessness in the neighborhood by 87 percent. As a result, the Street to Home Initiative became a model for New York City and the country. Prior to that, Becky served for nine years as an officer in the United States Army.
Micro-units, small space design and sustainable living are some of the most overused buzzwords in architecture today. But, all of these connected concepts are rooted in typologies and technologies that are centuries old. The micro-unit is one solution, for various policy reasons, that cities have resurrected as a way to reinvent the way that we build, consume and live.
More than two years have passed since Brownsville resident Bettie Kollock-Wallace first applied to bring bike lanes to her neighborhood so she could safely bike to Prospect Park. Last Tuesday, Bettie and about 35 others joined the Brownsville Partnership in an inaugural bike ride along Mother Gaston Boulevard from the Brownsville Bike shop to Tilden Senior Center.
Despite its large size, Philadelphia continues to move chronic and vulnerable homeless residents into permanent housing at a strong rate. The community is a longstanding member of the 100,000 Homes Campaign’s 2.5 Percent Club, a group of communities measurably on track to end chronic homelessness, and it has been active in its efforts to share local best practices at the national level. The city’s success is due, in part, to an emerging best practice called FLOW.
This summer, six students from the Northeast neighborhood of Hartford are getting their hands dirty as urban farming interns.
Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, educator, corporate leader and Chair of Community Solutions’ Board, will be honored by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, July 10, as she receives the 2012 National Humanities Medal. Jill, one of 12 people receiving the accolade, is being honored for her contributions as a historian and trailblazing academic leader.
Dave,* a young man referred to the Brownsville Partnership by the Department of Probation for psychiatric evaluation, struggled with anger management. He had negative experiences in the past with mental health and medical providers, which caused him to avoid getting help to address these issues.
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