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

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.

Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity gaps. Thread enrolls high school freshmen from the bottom quartile of their class and matches each young person with up to four volunteers, committing to each young person for 10 years. The Thread community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives. Thread has grown from serving 300 students in 2017 to engaging more than 880 students and over 3,000 volunteers and collaborators in Baltimore City.

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Organizational Leadership

Sarah Hemminger

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