Polis has played an important facilitative role in the shift toward place-based work, but the primary heroes have been the many people who have rolled up their sleeves and done the work. For one, there are the regionally influential leaders who have guided this shift and been willing to put significant resources behind things like robust community engagement and comprehensive evaluation — two things that everyone knows are important, but not everyone is willing to invest in. There are also significant heroes at the neighborhood level, like the resident leaders who are willing to trust “outsiders” even when history does not suggest that this trust is necessarily warranted. And last but not least, there are the heroes in the nonprofit community who are willing to risk dedicated funding sources to try something new. Together we are shifting the culture of service in Metro Orlando toward methods that create lasting change in dignified ways.

AmplifyGR
ArtReach Orlando
Center City Church
City of Orlando
The Collaborative
The Cross Orlando
Desire Street Ministries
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
First United Methodist Church of Orlando
Florida Citrus Sports
Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church (East Central District)
Freedom Communities
Grace Midtown
Great Lakes Urban
Haddock Family Foundation
Hebni Nutrition Consultants
Informulate
Legends Academy
LIFT Orlando
Orange Blossom Trail Development Board
Orange County Public Schools
Playground City
United Methodist Community On Relief (UMCOR)
United Global Outreach
University of Central Florida
United Against Poverty Orlando
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Town of Eatonville
Winter Park Health Foundation
Wear Gloves
West Lakes Partnership

 


306 Foundation
4:12 Ministries
ArtReach Orlando
ArtWorks
City of Orlando
First United Methodist Church of Orlando
Informulate
Kensington Church
Playground City
Orange County Government
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
United Against Poverty Orlando
United Global Outreach
West Lakes Partnership