Kerri Williams has an Education Specialist Degree in Leadership in Administration, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, and 16 years’ experience as an educator. Besides being the Executive Director of the Poverty Mindset Research Institute, she currently serves as a School Improvement Specialist in Arkansas.
Dr. Joseph Beasley
Clinical Social Worker
CEO, Urban League Atlanta
Human Rights Activist
As a social worker in education, Christian consults with thousands of school districts on lowering dropout rates, improving school climate, preventing bullying, and closing the achievement gap by teaching social and emotional education. .
Nancy has committed her life to financial and economic empowerment. Her programs benefit unemployed and underemployed youth and adults, former inmates re-entering society after incarceration and the homeless.
Born to sharecroppers on a rural plantation, Dr. Beasley became the Southern Regional Director of the National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and President of African Ascension, an organization that develops economic and political ties throughout the African Diaspora.
WELCOME TO THE
POVERTY MINDSET RESEARCH INSTITUTE
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
ABOUT POVERTY MINDSET
A Revolutionary Approach to Ending Poverty...FOREVER!
Despite the billions of dollars spent on government programs and charitable organizations to end poverty via education, economic and job programs, many families are making no headway. Some are actually worse off than before.
Maybe we are going about this all wrong. Maybe the problem starts with how we define poverty in the first place.
Maybe “True Poverty” is NOT just an amount of money (or even a lack of resources), but a condition sustained over time as a result of the way a person thinks and responds.
What if we reframed our understanding of poverty; and addressed it instead, as a MINDSET?
By doing so, we can shift our solutions from simply offering resources and opportunity (which has proven NOT to work) to helping people better utilize resources/ opportunity.
Saves money- less government financial assistance is needed.
Increases viable workforce- people will become more productive citizens
(employees and entrepreneurs).
Improves sustainability- people will become more self-sufficient and
teach this mindset to their children.
In short, we can help people…help themselves!
This is the work we are doing at the Poverty Mindset Research Institute.
Eric has Masters of Science degrees in Ethnic Studies and Educational Leadership. He is a former Director of Leadership Development at Rutgers University and spent five years as a substance abuse prevention coordinator in LA.
Founder of Hustle University
& Make A Way Consulting
Education Success Strategist and Congressional award-winning author, Hotep is widely known for his proactive, “tough love” approach to education. He has been selected as the official spokesperson for the Poverty Mindset Research Institute.
Senior Instructor, Georgia
Public Safety Center
Luis served as an Infantry Captain in El Salvador's Army where he received a medal of valor. Mr. Castro later earned a degree in Public Administration. Today, he serves as a trainer for several family, educational & health organizations.