Community

WE ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS.

It's what we do best.
We seek opportunities to provide solutions for those who need it most.

Our Philanthropy Approach

We want to create sustainable, long-term economic empowerment in the communities in which we work and live. Our end goal will be to stop poverty before it starts. To do that, we must fix the root causes of poverty, not just its symptoms, through disruptive new approaches.

We will harness our consulting expertise to work with civic, non-profit and other experts in economic empowerment to develop partnerships which focus on the power of taking a more holistic approach to economic empowerment. We'll support projects that tackle financial stability, family sustaining employment and housing holistically, because our research shows these core areas can have a bigger and longer term impact.

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Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment means empowering individuals to be self-sufficient by their own definition of success and empowering families to be economically stable. In the United States, current census findings indicate more than 43 million people are living in poverty. In the UK, almost one-third of the population has experienced a year of persistent poverty in very recent times. These statistics are overwhelming; countries we live and work in are among the richest in the world.

Our neighbors find themselves in this situation for a number of reasons. Some don't have the skills necessary for higher-wage jobs, while others cannot find steady employment due to lack of economic mobility, strong support networks, affordable childcare and other factors. Financially self-sufficient individuals and families are integral to strong and thriving communities. Economic Empowerment has four parts that we aim to support:

Financial Capability

We want to help people possess the skills and knowledge on financial matters, in addition to having access to financial services, that help them confidently take effective action that best fulfills an individual's personal, family and global community goals.



Family Sustaining Employment

Families must have a steady source of income that covers the cost of basic necessities before they can make long-term financial decisions regarding savings and asset building.



Housing Stability & Homelessness

Today's still fragile economy means that more families are unemployed, earning lower wages, or have lost a home to foreclosure. Affordable and stable housing is critical to both family well-being and as a financial asset that can create upward mobility.



Policy & Advocacy Strategies

Policy and Advocacy strategies seek to influence the implementation of sound policies that can improve the lives of millions. North Highland will focus on understanding and becoming fluent in current policy and legislation that will influence our outcomes in the areas we are involved with.



Day of Giving Back

Our annual Day of Giving Back has been another way we have invested in local communities. Every year, we take all 1,500 of our employees out of our 23 global offices and put them in local communities to serve. They've done everything from preparing meals, teaching professional workshops, painting playgrounds and more. What did we do this past year? Check out this photo album from our 2016 Day of Giving Back.


Our local offices have volunteered at organizations such as:

 

The United Way 

Atlanta Community Food Bank 

Back on My Feedy 

A Child's Place

Books For Africa

Big Bend Homeless Coalition

The Kearney Center

United Against Poverty Orlando

Dignity U Wear Foundation

Northern Children's Services

...and many more



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