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You Have to Scale Down Before You Can Scale Up: A Micro-Enterprise Story
Surrounded by wealth and economically successful communities in California?s Huntington Beach area, the Oak View neighborhood has struggled with persistent problems with crime, unemployment, substandard housing, and poverty. Nonetheless, the neighborhood remains resilient and has drawn on the strength of its community ties to support the Oak View Renewal Partnership (OVRP), a place-based nonprofit focused on building and supporting the neighborhood from the inside out. Based on the need for improved employment conditions and more stable incomes in the neighborhood, OVRP has concentrated its ...