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Chinatown Research Paper

We are pleased to announced the release of a research paper on San Francisco’s Chinatown, entitled San Francisco’s Chinatown: Resilience in the Face of Poverty and Homelessness. An Analysis with Recommendations. This paper is the culmination of work that was begun in 2013 and then supplemented with in-person interviews. Click on the link, to access… Continue Reading

Sponsoring Research: 2015 IPS Report

We partnered with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Economic Hardship Reporting Project, self-described as “Guided by award-winning journalists Barbara Ehrenreich and Alissa Quart, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project is changing the national conversation around both poverty and economic insecurity. Our stories – from narrative features to photo essays and video – put a human face on… Continue Reading

Rejuve II

In partnership with the Springer Laboratory research program on tobacco and cardiovascular health, University of California, San Francisco “One of the best things we can do for cardiovascular health in our stressful lives is to relax, relax, relax. The music on Rejuve II is beautiful and soothing, the sort of album that you can put… Continue Reading

Film Partnerships

Using the Power of Film to open Hearts and Eyes If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what’s a film? A hope diamond! Recognizing film as an effective medium for change, we have worked in collaboration with other filmmakers in an effort to inform, inspire and empower. We have – in addition to our Campus… Continue Reading

Film: Faces of Poverty

The film Faces of Poverty – which we will make available to you if you are putting on an awareness event – seems to have nine lives.  Four years after completion, the film was still being screened at festivals including GLOBAL WAKE-UP Festival in Chicago (October 28 – 29) and Swan Film Festival in Perth Australia… Continue Reading

Film: A Concert for Hope

What would you do, to start a ripple? This film explores the question, and captures a moment in time which caused a ripple, bringing waves of change we are still feeling. Director Lauren Speeth mixed up a magical brew of transcendant musical performances, stirring speeches, and enchanting animations; the result is a compelling call to action. Now subtitled in five languages and available on our YouTube channel, and coming soon to DVD. Recorded live in 2007 at Stanford University’s Memorial Church at a concert of the same name, A Concert for Hope captures a celebration concert in honor of the opening of the The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University and the launching of their website,

Tracks of Hope Project

This is an interactive gallery featuring selected photographs from the book “Tracks of Hope” by our founding CEO, Dr. Lauren Speeth.

Music: Rejuve I/II – Soothing Music

All-original music to comfort, inspire and encourage—played in a soft, soothing style using specially tuned pianos, with violin and percussion. This CD features Tammy Hall, piano, with Lauren Speeth on violin and Michaelle Goerlitz, percussion and was first released in association with the Greater Bay Area Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and was selected as an Editor’s Pick by Body & Soul Magazine.

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