Our Approach

Our approach is grounded in research and experience focused on a range of justice matters in lowest income communities across America. We want to dismantle the poverty trap in the United States by employing evidence-based solutions to killer problems and working at two levels:

Community Driven

TDI works with leadership in lowest income communities to collaborate with trained citizen coaches in order to address the life challenges faced by lowest income family members. TDI works with existing institutions to advance improvements in the quality of life for the poorest community members.

Nationally Focused

As local communities advance improvements and access to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for lowest income family members, this drive becomes a national campaign for justice and equality for ALL as the founders laid out in the Declaration of Independence.

On both local and national levels, we employ short, medium, and long-term strategies to improve the quality of life among those who are impoverished.


Identify, assess and develop realistic solutions to the killer problems impacting lowest income community members.


TDI engages 18-30 year olds and retirees with members of lowest income communities and provides trainings that enable teams to visit families multiple times weekly to ensure supportive change in the quality of life for clients.


The outcome of TDI’s success in lowest income communities across the nation will assure all Americans that the aspirations for citizen equality is a basic right as defined in the Declaration of Independence. We are a nation founded on the belief, “…that all men (and women) are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these, to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

TDI is engaging with those organizations working to end poverty for the poorest Americans. From Now until 2026, our country can work together to assure that poverty is diminishing and opportunities for health, education, and life opportunities are improving in every neighborhood.

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