Stories from the Horizons Anti-Poverty Program
Bold ideas and action pave opportunity highway
After moving back to her once thriving community, Muriel Krusemark was devastated by the lack of community involvement. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Muriel has helped turn her town's obstacles into opportunities.
Minnesota towns make community vision a reality
After taking part in the Horizons anti-poverty program, residents of 34 Minnesota towns developed community visions. Outcomes include implementing a community garden, installing a bus shelter, and developing a plan to tackle homelessness.
"Day of Unity" event marks important milestone for Wagner, S.D.
Residents of Wagner, S.D., will come together for a "Day of Unity" event, which marks an important milestone for their involvement in the Horizons Racism Study Circles and in their 10-year goal of working with diversity issues.
Horizons program credited for instilling confidence and leadership skills
Inspired by her leadership training in the Horizons anti-poverty program in Stanford, Mont., Sandee Hungate is pursuing a new business venture: opening a local clothing store.
Directing change for the good of all community members
Vince Two Eagles tells his story of how he got involved in the Wagner (S.D.) Horizons Racism Study Circles and shares his insights on how to direct change to benefit everyone in a community.
Horizons community connects residents to resources for healthy living
Acting on the recommendations from Horizons study circles, Cut Bank, Mont., is offering residents scholarships to its new civic center as part of the “Be Fit Be Strong” initiative: "Healthier bodies, minds and spirits [to] build a healthier, happier, more productive community."
Horizons community forms nonprofit to help ‘level the playing field’
Born out of the anti-poverty Horizons “study circles,” Opportunities for All Scholarship, Inc., in Choteau, Mont., provides scholarships to low-income kids for fee-based activities, like music and sports.
Horizons Program in Washington state brings hope, change to rural towns
Horizons, an anti-poverty program that includes dialogues, has provided the structure and tools to make hope a reality for 40 communities in Washington state. “The entire Horizons Program has created an attitude of ownership in the ability to make change and create opportunities.”
Community's projects address many dimensions of poverty
Following the motto "Grow, change or die," residents of Tyndall, S.D., who took part in study circles as part of the Horizons initiative are now working on several projects to address poverty and improve their community.