The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.
— Orison Swett Marden

lessons learned

  • Rotarians must work in the role of a catalyst.
  • Breaking the poverty cycle and the school to prison pipeline is a complex and long term project.
  • Rotary should not try to reinvent the wheel, but partner with other entities.
  • The importance of evidenced-based measurement can’t be over emphasized. 
  • Rotary can play a strategic role in promoting awareness and collaboration among public, private, nonprofits, and other stakeholders to achieve more coherent and comprehensive community change strategies.