All across America, high-impact nonprofits are breaking cycles and changing lives. here

From coast to coast, dynamic social entrepreneurs are leading transformative nonprofit organizations with a shared mission to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger, safer communities where all people can discover their full potential.

Moneythink

HQ San Francisco, CA All Locations

Moneythink pairs college financial coaches with students to coach them through the most crucial transition period of their lives, primarily through text and phone calls, nudging students to take the right actions at the right time.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

iDignity brings together government agencies, attorneys, and volunteers in monthly events to assist individuals in Orlando, Florida, with the complex process of obtaining personal identification so they can fully participate in society.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Michael Dippy

The Life of a Single Mom

HQ Baton Rouge, LA All Locations

The Life of a Single Mom empowers mothers to succeed in parenting, healthy living, and financial management through peer-led groups that bring together moms who network, share goals, and encourage one another. Their approach unleashes the power of moms to help create meaningful relationships and combat isolation. Today, it boasts over 120,000 moms contributing to their community.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Jennifer Maggio

Murphy-Harpst

HQ Cedartown, GA All Locations

Murphy-Harpst is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to meeting the needs of abused and neglected young people through residential treatment, placements in specialized foster care, and community programs that serve at-risk young people and their families.

Key Issue Area

Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma

Organizational Leadership

Scott Merritt

The Guadalupe Center

HQ Immokalee, FL All Locations

Guadalupe Center, an education-focused organization, offers programs for children starting as young as 6 weeks old. With an emphasis on early learning, school readiness, tutoring and college preparation, students receive the social, emotional and educational support necessary to achieve their dreams. Located in Immokalee, Florida – where only 3 percent of residents have graduated from college and 80 percent speak a language other than English at home – Guadalupe Center sends 100 percent of their high school graduates to college and sees 92 percent earn a college degree.

Key Issue Area

Youth

Organizational Leadership

Dawn Montecalvo

Georgia Works!

HQ Atlanta, GA All Locations

Georgia Works! helps chronically homeless men become productive and self-sufficient individuals through a program that includes one year of drug-free housing and paid, transitional employment, as well as workforce training and life skills services.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Phil Hunter

Momentum Advisory Collective (Café Momentum)

HQ Dallas, TX All Locations

Momentum Advisory Collective (M.A.C.) supports the expansion of a new model for juvenile justice through an ecosystem of support, community, and opportunity. Its model, Café Momentum – a top-rated restaurant and culinary training facility – embraces the innate abilities of youth ages 15-19 exiting juvenile detention by offering a paid 12-month internship. They are trusted with running a top-notch restaurant while achieving critical milestones like high school graduation. Youth are provided the opportunity master problem-solving and build confidence necessary to pave a new path.

Key Issue Area

Criminal Justice

Organizational Leadership

Chad Houser

New Pathways for Youth

HQ Phoenix, AZ All Locations

New Pathways for Youth offers an evidence-based curriculum for transformative mentoring through one-on-one mentoring matches, structured workshops, and enrichment activities and service learning.

Key Issue Area

Poverty

Organizational Leadership

Rise Up for Youth

HQ Wichita, KS All Locations

Rise Up for Youth empowers young people to unlock their full potential through its “Brotherhood” and “Sisterhood” programs. Both programs provide youth with the tools to cope with difficulties in life and to succeed in adulthood through weekly meetings, workshops with local role models, and college tour and community service opportunities.

Key Issue Area

Youth

Organizational Leadership

Ariel Rodrigues

The Path Project

HQ Lawrenceville, GA All Locations

The Path Project provides a trusted, steady support system for low-income families – primarily first- and second-generation Latino immigrants – living in mobile home developments. Path Project staff and volunteers have a consistent presence in the parks’ on-property community centers, teaching, mentoring, and building strong ties with those who often feel excluded from society. In turn, the residents have a go-to resource for any needed assistance, students do better in school, high school graduation rates increase, and a path out of poverty is paved.

Key Issue Area

Youth

Organizational Leadership

Jim & Melinda Hollandsworth

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