The seeds for Public Victories were planted while our Founder and Chief Executive Officer was struggling with homelessness & an extended period of unemployment. Seeking assistance, a path off the streets and getting back to work, he searched (via public access computers at his local public library) for online resources. Discovering that help WAS available online, but that these resources and critical contacts were scattered about among a multitude of separate sites maintained by numerous agencies and organizations, he thought "what IF"?.
He realized that this information needed to be consolidated into one easily and quickly navigated Web Portal to be of any serious use.
Having acquired the skills needed from working as a Web Administrator, writer and journalist, Hunter decided to build the Portal - A View From The Streets - himself. Most of it was built from the Library while still homeless.
His time on the streets and in shelters lasted several years, during which he had a vision of the Possible: What if the barriers to leaving poverty & the Social Service System that he discovered while navigating that system were removed?
What if less than skilled or trained poor and homeless could connect directly with organizations that existed solely to provide them with training for developing their own careers? What if they could do so WITHOUT the need to navigate - often for many years - the maze of requirements and penalties that often kept them poor?
What if highly skilled poor and/or homeless could connect directly with employers seeking those skills?
What if the poor and/or homeless really could find the right tools to start their own businesses or to find careers worthy of their dreams?
"What IF?" has become "what IS"