We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Baca and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brandon, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
At Attack Poverty, our vision is to empower people to attack poverty in their life and community by strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs. We are a global organization that serves locally, adopting pockets of poverty and launching what we call “Friends” locations. These locations are long-term commitments that require mutual relationships and collaborative efforts.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Attack Poverty exists to empower people to attack poverty in their life and community. We do this through strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs. We break the cycle of generational poverty through awakening potential and provoking transformation. This work requires strong, intentional, and strategic plans built and activated through relationships. We believe everything for a community to thrive is available, we just need to believe that people have the capacity and capability to do so. We believe in people! We believe we can break the cycle of generational poverty.
I started in this work a long time ago as a graduate from high school when I realized that there is a calling on my life to serve others and see the wholeness of our community restored.

It has been amazing to see hundreds of thousands of people impacted by the work we do from East Asia, India, Uganda, and the greater Houston Area. We are proud that many individuals been able to take the next step in their life, empowered to meet their full potential. Whether it’s a child who has learned to read, a young woman who has gotten her GED to take that next step for her family, or a family whose home has been restored have a major disaster, we know that the work we do has a lasting impact in lives of many.

Along the way, there have been many challenges and obstacles. There have been several days where we wonder – How? However, with about 4,000 people that volunteer with us every year, we are grateful that we don’t have to do this alone. We say around here that we are BETTER TOGETHER.

Together as we are able to address some of the most important issues facing our community – equity, housing, and education. Together we are able to think collaboratively to join forces to see our communities thrive.

This is not easy work and requires a long-term approach and a commitment to go deep with strength and courage.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would most definitely take them to San Antonio or the Hill Country! Those are some of my favorite spots to visit when my family and I need a short getaway trip! I would also take them to a Tex-Mex restaurant because you can NEVER go wrong with some Tex-Mex!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Zach Lambert and Mercy Goods in Richmond, Texas!

Website: attackpoverty.org

Instagram: instagram.com/attackpoverty

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/attack-poverty

Twitter: twitter.com/attackpoverty

Facebook: facebook.com/attackpoverty

Image Credits
Images provided by Attack Poverty volunteers or staff.

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