SEASON 1, EPISODE 1

A Tale of Two Cities

Bootstraps or downward escalators. No matter which analogy you prefer, the data are clear: the neighborhood where you grow up determines how high you can reach in life. This first episode shows how history and policies segregated poverty in neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Season 1, Episode 2

It Takes a Village

To address the root of intergenerational poverty, you need more than some money and good intentions. A holistic model that looks at the neighborhood as a whole – its housing, education, and community wellness - and a community quarterback can shift the tide.

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Season 1, Episode 3

I Walk Out My Door and I Feel It

How do you know if you’re transforming a neighborhood out of intergenerational poverty, bringing vibrancy and energy and life back to a community? You’ll feel it, just like Othello Meadows did in Omaha.

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 4

You Can’t Expect a School to Outperform its Neighborhood

Every child deserves to get a quality education that prepares them for the future. But every child comes from different circumstances. A public charter school in Atlanta has matched the neighborhood’s unique needs and built a pipeline from the cradle to college that sets students up to thrive.

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 5

Think Big, Start Small

Transformational revitalization can come in many different shapes and sizes. Howard Kennedy Elementary in Omaha went from a dead-end to a school that prepares its students to succeed and helped bring vibrancy and life back to the neighborhood.

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SEASON 1, EPISODE 6

People. Place. Equity.

Equity has become a buzzword in America. Yet we’re collectively falling short of the American ideal of how we should be revitalizing communities - where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their own American Dream.

So, what does it look like to really lead with equity in a community?

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Season 1, Episode 7

A Community of Choice

Gentrification is nothing new in America. Many who stand in its path feel helpless to fight back against it.

But some communities are striking the balance of revitalizing the neighborhood without pushing out its residents, bringing in new investment while preserving the history and culture of the place.

Audio Credit: Newscast audio from NJTV News.

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Season 1, Episode 8

Walking with a Purpose

America’s demographics will become majority-minority in the coming decades. One neighborhood in Houston shows how to successfully build vibrant communities of diversity - and how to bring all of those different groups together in the wake of a natural disaster.

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Season 1, Episode 9

Full Circle

The final episode of Season One tells the story of Jamese Pinkston, who returned to the neighborhood where she was born and raised in Charlotte to help her neighbors have access to the opportunities to succeed and thrive that she was lucky to have. Hear her describe why she has the “best job in the world.”

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