When you look at the pictures, watch the videos, and read the stories from our organization, you might wonder, “Why are these people so hopeful when there are so many problems in the world?” Actually, you probably should wonder why. It’s worth asking.
“The thing that gives me the greatest confidence is seeing wisdom passed along to a new generation, who are ready and excited to make the world a better place.” — Kevin Prine, President and CEO
I’m an evidence-based optimist. I pay attention to a broad spectrum of data across several industries, with an eye toward areas pertinent to our work. All credible indicators demonstrate that, on balance, humanity is headed in the right direction. Further, seeing thousands of people working together to pull themselves, their families and their neighbors out of extreme poverty makes it easy for me to have faith in our ability to create, improve and help one another.
Perhaps the thing that gives me the greatest confidence is seeing wisdom passed along to a new generation, who are ready and excited to make the world a better place. Throughout this year’s Annual Report, you’ll see pictures and reporting about the next wave of young world-changers. Using the Outreach Process, these extraordinary individuals can carry our hopes without the weight of our baggage. This is certainly a central component of our work in our newest location, Cambodia.
Our Headquarters staff feels similarly. Just like our communities around the world, the work undertaken by members of the previous generations of the Outreach family provides us with everything we need to uphold their legacy. Financially, we’re in our best shape ever, with the lowest overhead and highest external ratings in our history. Even more promising, our means of measuring our effectiveness have grown so sophisticated that we can prove that were accomplishing our mission to a higher degree than most ever thought possible.
Believe in the next generation. Believe in us.
|Dr. Kevin W. Prine
President & CEO
How to Help
For more about the big things Outreach has underway (and our big plans for everything on the horizon), take a look at our Annual Report, which is positively bursting with facts, figures and follow-ups about how we’re empowering communities worldwide to work together and sustainably resolve the issues they face.