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How do we enable street-involved adults to see alternative futures? To be in a culture that reinforces a future narrative? And to have their aspirations met with real structural opportunities?  Over the past month, we’ve changed tacks. In January, we identified 5 sets of solutions. Then, we realized these solutions ran into the same systemic barriers, namely, the need for ongoing funding. So we pivoted away from making expensive flagship services.

Instead, we are looking at how to enable street-involved folks, frontline workers, managers and policymakers to act with greater intentionality. This has led us to values and everyday practices – on how it is we clarify and bring to life beliefs. We’ve been struck by how little consensus there is about what constitutes a good outcome for street-involved folks. Is it harm reduction? Is it healing? Is it learning? Is it contribution? Is it…

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Film: Opening up our blackbox

How do we move from collecting ethnographic stories of street-involved adults to generating ideas for what might create change to testing whether those ideas are any good?

Brit, our film-maker, shadowed our team as we extracted insights, brainstormed, and co-designed. Watch our process unfold.

 

More than meets the eye

Watch Brit’s latest short film about what it looks like to iterate an early idea. In our first few weeks at The Meeting Place, we started something called UforU. UforU hosts pop-up workshops facilitated by community faculty – from violinists to astronomers. But, it’s actually a whole lot more. Find out what we’re really testing.