Community Optimization Solutions (COS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit specialized in helping communities become more efficient. We start by gathering all the community stakeholders to outline the current issues facing each one. From there we work to align the fundamental goals of the community to meet the needs of the individual stakeholders by implementing and incentivizing a sustainable process. Simply put, everybody wins; and when everybody wins, communities thrive!
Poverty is a local issue with global ramifications
BUT THERE IS A PROVEN SOLUTION
Economic DevelopmentConcerted actions of policy makers and community representatives to promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area.
Community DevelopmentThe process of community members coming together and taking collective action to generate solutions to common problems.
Education & SchoolsThe formal system of preparing members of a community for economic stability, cultural awareness, and personal independence.
SustainabilityMethods and strategies used to promote a healthy coexistence among community members without negatively impacting the environment.
In theory, implementing these four strategies should be enough to eliminate poverty.
... or so the experts would have us believe.
Obviously ... there is still something missing.