The National Blueprint for Community Prosperity is a comprehensive, community-based transformation platform that will SOLVE the persistent cycle of poverty and violence in distressed communities to build a foundation for multi-generational prosperity. We are building the policy underpinnings for engaging the entire nation on the dire need for this innovative approach. Yet, real, lasting change takes more than slogans or sound bites. It requires a deep understanding of the issues, marshaling the resources and talent of the community, and management of this endeavor that will enable us to take control of our own future and transform ourselves. For too long we as a country have worked narrowly at the margins of what is a serious national issue that imperils the economic, political, and social health of not only our communities but the very foundation of the American Promise.
Developing human capital strategies to unleash the talent of the Community and understand the work of the future.
We will create a platform for magnetizing investment and inspiring entrepreneurship to lay the foundation for multi-generational prosperity in the 21st Century.
We will empower the Community to become an influential political force in the 21st century.
We will ensure the necessary resources in order for the Communities to reach their full potential.
National strategies would be helpful and would accelerate progress but every community with the vision and courage has the power to shape its own destiny.
Our underserved communities can be transformed to go from the bottom of US performance to a globally competitive standard in one generation.
Why start there? Because there is no lack of talent, effort, or genuine goodwill. Communities that are prepared to vector their education system, financial markets, and citizen engagement to a 21st-century platform can leapfrog the outmoded 20th-century systems that have so failed them.
What will they need? A platform that harnesses all their existing resources, the management to vector their efforts, and a national network of additional resources to fill in the gaps and move quickly toward the goal. The US has the most sophisticated management capabilities in the world – they just have not been deployed to solve this problem.
Imagine, if communities in New York, Detroit, Chicago, Flint, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Oakland had systems that produce globally competitive human capital with a robust financing structure to support innovation in community-owned businesses, and structures that would educate citizens and hold their governments accountable to SERVE the people and produce real outcomes.
There is no question that the US is at a crossroads. We have a critical choice now. Our ancestors put themselves at great peril to secure the American Promise for us. The challenge for our generation, and the way we will be judged by history, will be determined by what We the People do now to secure the American Promise for us and our posterity.
Our approach is distinctly different than past attempts to tackle these challenges. We have a clearly articulated goal and a timeframe to achieve it with an approach that matches the enormity of the task. We do not rely on the government to solve the problem, but rather empower the community to make the maximum use of their own resources and engage with the government where needed. And lastly, we will bring the most advanced management science to bear to create an approach that is unique to each location yet scalable to a national level. We play to win, and win we will.
The result will be a blueprint for transforming any community. AMS will deploy the most advanced management science to produce a repeatable platform that can enable communities to develop a tailored solution for their own needs and enable them to tap into the best practices from around the country.