We believe that largely as a result of our country’s deep and tragic history of systemic racism, including slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, the GI Bill, mass incarceration and so much more, many Black families in America are still not experiencing equitable access to opportunities to thrive in the areas of education, economic prosperity, and health and wellness. While Life Remodeled does not have the power to end systemic racism, we partner with Detroit community members and students to repurpose vacant school buildings into one-stop hubs of opportunity for entire families to thrive. Life Remodeled does more than renovate iconic buildings. We fill them with the best and brightest nonprofits and several amazing for-profit entrepreneurs. No one organization has the solutions to all of society’s challenges. True social impact happens when we work collaboratively, not only among our respective organizations, but most importantly with the students and community members who live in the communities we partner with. Each year we also repair owner-occupied homes by providing hard-working families with the options to receive a new roof, furnace or windows free of charge, and we mobilize thousands of volunteers to remove blight and beautify four square miles in only six days.