Landmark Forum Graduate Helping Homeless People Rejoin Community
SDVoyage has featured Landmark Forum graduate Curtis Alexander for his work in assisting homeless people transition back into communities. Here’s a brief excerpt:
Curtis, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Sure. A little over a year ago I founded a non-profit called New Paths Paved (NPP), with a goal of doing whatever I could to help those who were a homeless transition back into the community. I’ve always been involved in community outreach, whether it be through work or on my own. I knew I wanted to do more though, but I always talked myself out of it and doubted that I could take on the commitment or make a difference. It wasn’t until last year after taking an amazing leadership course through Landmark Worldwide that I realized how life is urgent and that it’s not about me, and it’s not about being attached to a certain outcome. It’s about helping our community, and it’s about taking action.
In 2012 a good friend of mine became homeless. In just a blink of an eye and after dealing with some unexpected rough events in her life, she was homeless. It brought it home for me that homelessness doesn’t really discriminate. And that sometimes all a person needs to get back on the right track is a little help. It’s easy to think the problem is too big for just one person to fix, so we end up not doing anything. When in reality, one person can make a difference.
Read the whole story here.