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Our very own Joshua Klaris was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal here. An excerpt about how he is charting the way forward follows.

Joshua Klaris, Executive Director, North10, Philadelphia

With our neighborhoods devastated by the combined stresses of a pandemic and decades of inequities, the way forward requires building what is lacking throughout our country: trust. Trust is a healing force that can diffuse anger and fear. It has the power to strengthen communities. Without it, the ability to create genuine connections with the unified purpose of better lives cannot exist. Trust requires listening, mutual accountability, communication, restorative justice, and ongoing engagement. It must be earned and nurtured. Trust does not happen overnight, but if the promise possible in every community is to prevail, we must do the work. Trust must be the keystone for positive and lasting change.

Joshua Klaris