Broke, Not Broken
Lots of the neighborhoods in which we spend the most time have many folks living under the poverty line. This can create challenges for them and for the community as a whole. But if we focus only on the problems, we miss out on the incredible wealth of strengths, passions, and abilities of those folks who are often overlooked. Below is a TED Talk by Mia Birdsong that delves into the great assets held by people living in financial poverty. Take a minute to watch, listen, and share. We do our communities a disservice when we leave the gifts and passions of the poor untapped.