Alan Graham has built a homeless community fit for kings.

The mustard seed of Alan Graham’s idea was to purchase a single gently-used RV and move a single homeless person into a privately owned RV park.

Then he did it again. And again. And eventually, Alan built an RV park dedicated to the chronically homeless, complete with an organic urban farm, market, and 500-seat amphitheater.

Alan is a master storyteller, and is inspirational not just because of what he does, but because of the inspiration he sees in others. He gave this talk both to our regular CreativeMornings/Austin community and over 200 organizers from around the world who were in town for the biennial Summit.

You don’t want to skip this one.

About the speaker

Alan Graham is the co-founder and visionary behind Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First!. Both organizations “Serve Goodness” and tackle the issues of poverty, homelessness, housing, and social justice through a community first approach (see what they did there). They provide food and clothing, and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need. Alan’s work has been instrumental in changing the way politicians, companies, and communities view underserved populations and brings people together to uncover their common humanity.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime CreativeMornings event.

This talk will serve as the finale to our biennial Summit programming. Joining you in the audience will be 200+ CreativeMornings organizers from 80+ different cities around the world. This is likely your only chance to meet these incredible creatives that help lead CreativeMornings chapters in their respective cities.

What does 200+ creative, morning people from 80+ cities look like? Take a look for yourself.

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We have the greatest designs on the planet. And when our men and women come into the community, they get to walk around like you and I get to walk around, and make choices about where they are going to live. — Alan Graham

You have to open the door . . . The creatives are sitting here with ideas, simple ideas. How do we take those simple ideas and maybe explode them into a movement. That's what we believe has happened here. — Alan Graham

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