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We’re seeing a revolution in how people think about poverty. What started with one bold idea has resulted in over four decades of on-the-ground results.

We serve those who serve:

Community Development

Translating deeper understanding into lasting impact.

Nonprofits and

Creating more effective programs for those who need it most.


Applying principles of community flourishing across the world.

Unlock Breakthrough Insights With Better Diagnostics.

Why are some communities thriving while others are stuck? A smart strategy starts with an accurate picture of what is happening and where action can make the biggest difference.

Introducing the powerful

Flourishing Neighborhood Index

Seminars & Workshops

Find the right opportunities for you and your team to experience hands-on training on a variety of topics.

Open House

Join people from all over the country for a two-day introduction to our community development model and methodology.


Learn from experienced movement leaders through the eye-opening video courses in our Lupton Center School.

How to Be a Good Neighbor

There’s an old saying – “Good fences make good neighbors.” It couldn’t be further from the truth! Great neighborhoods happen when neighbors take the time to interact with and care for one another. If you are interested in seeing your neighborhood thrive, working to be...

4 Hallmarks of a Good Neighbor

Community doesn’t exist without neighbors, and transformation rarely happens without the involvement of great neighbors. Whether they live next door, across the street, and down the block, they are the ones who truly understand your daily life. But what makes a good...

Can Neighbors be Friends?

We all have neighbors, but you may be wondering if neighbors can double as friends. Loneliness has become an epidemic in our modern world. Though the pandemic hasn’t helped, the situation was bad even before COVID. In 2019, 61% of Americans over the age of 18 reported...

Are Neighbors Good?

Should we really care so much about neighbors? Sharing pieces of everyday life with those around you sounds like a nice idea, but is it really necessary? Lots of us would love to have more fulfilling relationships with our neighbors, but is it worth the time and...