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Robert L. Caldwell<br />Director-Institute for Urban Public Policy<br />The National Center for Urban Solutions<br />www.n...
Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />To connect Research, Policy andPractice in ways that work to empower people mired ...
Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />For decades well intended programs...
Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />Programs with positive impacts ope...
Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />While there is a place for charity...
Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />Work to alleviate poverty in urban...
Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />Policy Agenda <br />To move the work to alleviate poverty in urban communities fro...
Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />Policy Agenda <br />To move the work to alleviate poverty in urban communities fro...
SocialEntrepreneurship in Urban America<br />	My Story… <br />Apollo 13 The Movie…<br />
SocialEntrepreneurship in Urban America<br />Understanding the Poverty Problem  in Urban America<br />The Dominant Culture...
Community Engagement & Service Delivery<br />What people see & react to…<br />What people do not see or understand…<br />P...
SocialEntrepreneurship in Urban America<br />Dominant Culture Privilege<br />Exercise # 1: Understanding Dominant Culture ...
Community Engagement & Service Delivery<br />What people see & react to…<br />What people do not see or understand…<br />P...
Problem Community Impacts <br />What people see & react to…<br />What people do not see or understand…<br />Society at lar...
Alleviating Poverty through “Social-Entrepreneurship”<br />Social Work is<br /><ul><li>about capacity building in people  ...
Alleviating Poverty through “Social-Entrepreneurship”<br />There is a formula that must be embedded in any poverty allevia...
PD + PI +TCS = PT<br />Robert L. Caldwell<br />Director – Institute for Urban Public Policy<br />VP, Professional Training...
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Social Entreprenuership in Urban America

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Presentation at the Alleviating Poverty through Entreprenuership Summit on February 5, 2010 sponsored by the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State Universty

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Social Entreprenuership in Urban America

  1. 1. Robert L. Caldwell<br />Director-Institute for Urban Public Policy<br />The National Center for Urban Solutions<br />www.ncusoultions.org<br />SocialEntrepreneurship in Urban America<br />
  2. 2. Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />To connect Research, Policy andPractice in ways that work to empower people mired in the cycle of generational poverty to transform their lives and their communities <br />Change<br />
  3. 3. Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />For decades well intended programs of public and private social service institutions have had a mixed impact on the poor living in urban communities <br />While some have had a positive impact, most (programs) have had a devastating negative impact, often consigning families to remain mired in the cycle of poverty for generations <br />
  4. 4. Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />Programs with positive impacts operate with an “asset”assumption that people can do for themselves, and offer support/resources while requiring personal investment and personal responsibility<br />Programs with negative impacts operate from a “charity” (or deficit) assumption that people cannot do for themselves, and offer support without requiring personal investment and personal responsibility <br />
  5. 5. Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />While there is a place for charity, (particularly when people truly cannot do for themselves), the “charity” assumption does not empower. It strips people of dignity and negatively impacts self-efficacy <br />Additionally its effect demands that an unsustainable amount of resources continue to be invested in programs/services that do not empower people to liberate themselves from the cycle of poverty <br />
  6. 6. Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />The Problem <br />The “Charity” Assumption<br />Work to alleviate poverty in urban communities must transition from the social services and the “charity” assumption <br />To economic development, and the assumption that people can liberate themselves from the cycle of poverty when empowered to do so<br />
  7. 7. Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />Policy Agenda <br />To move the work to alleviate poverty in urban communities from social services to economic development <br />Poverty is not a social problem… <br />Poverty is an economic problem… <br />with social consequences<br />
  8. 8. Institute for Urban Public Policy <br />Policy Agenda <br />To move the work to alleviate poverty in urban communities from social services to economic development <br />Through economic development we can provide low/no income families real opportunities for economic self-sufficiency<br />This is not charity, this is a strategic investment in people that is both the solution to the problem of poverty in urban America, and a way to grow a productive local (and national) economy. <br />
  9. 9. SocialEntrepreneurship in Urban America<br /> My Story… <br />Apollo 13 The Movie…<br />
  10. 10. SocialEntrepreneurship in Urban America<br />Understanding the Poverty Problem in Urban America<br />The Dominant Culture effect…<br />
  11. 11. Community Engagement & Service Delivery<br />What people see & react to…<br />What people do not see or understand…<br />People mired in generational poverty …<br />Program & Service Staffing<br />Program & Service Development<br />Corporate/Government/Institutional<br />Values, Polices, & Procedures<br />Socio-Economic System<br />Dominant Culture Values<br />
  12. 12. SocialEntrepreneurship in Urban America<br />Dominant Culture Privilege<br />Exercise # 1: Understanding Dominant Culture effect…<br />
  13. 13. Community Engagement & Service Delivery<br />What people see & react to…<br />What people do not see or understand…<br />People mired in generational poverty…<br />Program & Service Staffing<br />Program & Service Development<br />Corporate/Government/Institutional<br />Values, Polices, & Procedures<br />Socio-Economic System<br />Dominant Culture Values<br />
  14. 14. Problem Community Impacts <br />What people see & react to…<br />What people do not see or understand…<br />Society at large…<br />Individual & Family Reaction<br /> Public/Private Behavior<br />No Living Wage Employment Opportunities / Sub Standard Housing<br />Low/No Academic or Vocational Training<br />Low /No Economic Literacy<br />Low sense of Personal/Spiritual Value<br />
  15. 15. Alleviating Poverty through “Social-Entrepreneurship”<br />Social Work is<br /><ul><li>about capacity building in people </li></ul>Entrepreneurship is<br /><ul><li>about applying business acumen to achieve targeted outcomes </li></li></ul><li>Alleviating Poverty through “Social-Entrepreneurship”<br />To alleviate poverty in urban communities <br />SocialEntrepreneurship must combine these two focuses to build capacity in people towards the targeted outcome of<br />Economic Self-Sufficiency <br />
  16. 16. Alleviating Poverty through “Social-Entrepreneurship”<br />There is a formula that must be embedded in any poverty alleviating enterprise to assure the greatest opportunity for people to achieve Economic Self Sufficiency…<br />What is it? <br />
  17. 17. PD + PI +TCS = PT<br />Robert L. Caldwell<br />Director – Institute for Urban Public Policy<br />VP, Professional Training & Development <br />The National Center for Urban Solutions<br />(614) 857-1811<br />RCaldwell@NCUSolutions.org<br />www.NCUSolutions.org<br />

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