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Robert Woodson on Localism vs. the Poverty Industry

"The big challenge we face is how to make common sense commonplace again."

For more than four decades, Robert L. Woodson, Sr. has promoted the principles of self-help and neighborhood empowerment and the importance of the institutions of civil society. After joining the Airforce, he earned his GED, a college degree, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Colorado Christian University and the University of Cincinnati. Dedicating his life to helping low-income people address the problems of their communities, Woodson founded the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. He is the author of Youth Crime and Urban Policy, A View From the Inner City; On the Road to Economic Freedom: An Agenda for Black Progress; A Summons to Life, Mediating Structures and the Prevention of Youth Crime; and The Triumphs of Joseph: How Today’s Community Healers are Reviving Our Streets and Neighborhoods.

Rethink Poverty

Subtitled in 15 languages, this six part video series that will change absolutely everything about how you approach charity and missions.

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