July 4, 2012  |  In the News

Forbes: Building Independence Into Poverty Initiatives

Among the emerging class of poverty-fighters, you would be hard-pressed to find a development professional or social worker who doesn’t toss out terms like “strengths-based approach,” “empowerment,” and “capacity-building.” Two hundred and thirty-six years after the signing of America’s grand Declaration, it seems that independence has at last really set in.

Take one look at the work of Maurice Lim Miller, however, and you’ll quickly discover the true meaning behind self-determination, freedom, and many of the other lofty ideals enshrined in our country’s history.

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