Resource: Curriculum or Guide

Thriving Communities: Working Together to Move from Poverty to Prosperity for All (Horizons)

Contact:  Dr. Paul Lachapelle,

Description:  This is a five-session discussion guide to help people talk about poverty in their community and take action to create a place where everyone can thrive. This guide was used in the Horizons program, a community leadership program, designed and implemented by the Northwest Area Foundation in partnership with two national organizations and delivered by a numerous nonprofit organizations, Tribal Colleges and State University Extension Services. Horizons was designed to develop community leadership and enhance local capacity to address poverty in small, rural, and reservervation communities. The following states, facilitated through the Extension Service, have used this discussion guide through the Horizons program: Idaho, Washington, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Montana, and Iowa.