Hometown Heroes: Changing the Odds
How Acumen Academy social innovators are returning to the rural communities where they were raised to transform systems and restore dignity
July 11, 2019
For many rural communities, life is characterized by dependence, not dignity. Residents are trapped in a system that does not meet their needs, and are overlooked by people in positions of power. Every once in a while, an extraordinary individual will break out against all odds. We know this story — ‘the rose that grew from the concrete’ — and as a society, we celebrate it.
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