“A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.”
“Life must not be a novel that is given to us, but one that is made by us.”
“Run while you have the light of life.”
Highway of Hope South Minneapolis chronicles a real life tale of shepherding an urban stronghold of crime and chaos into a community of opportunity and triumph. It’s a story of good overcoming evil, of agency replacing exploitation, and its hopeful conclusion is that the experience can be repeated – again and again. But you’ll have to be all in, all out, all the time, for as long as it takes.
Inspired by the methods of transformation developed by the Leadership Foundations, the inspiring stories of changed cities and lives are what embodies the Highway of Hope. This is the place to see what’s happened in Minneapolis and what good things are happening in other areas of the world like Kibera, Kenya.
Highway of Hope is an initiative of STUDIO-180.ORG
Kivi Ranta is 33-acre development on the North shore of Lake Superior designed by world renown architect David Salmela. See how real estate can benefit from storytelling in this short presentation.
A concept pilot
Everyone who’s visited Duluth has marveled at the Aerial Lift Bridge. But who lifts it? And how? “Old Lifty” is a comedy web series that chronicles the (fictional) adventures of Aerial Lift Bridge Operator Karleen Anderson, a young professional who leaves the rat race to move back to her hometown. When she gets a job as a Lift Bridge Operator, she trades her BMW for a bicycle, her big city condo for a fold-out couch in her parents’ basement, and stress for serenity. Or does she? “Old Lifty” is purely Duluth and purely Minnesotan. Its actors, creators, and film production team are local. It’s locally-flavored, but will appeal to everyone who’s ever wanted to come home and yet felt slightly off-balance doing so.
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Behind the scenes
Fundraising is always easier with a good story and good cause. See lives touched by the work of Center City Housing in Rochester, MN.
In 2014, Story Front worked with the Duluth Heritage Sports Center to create a vision film that would play an integral role in funding their new facilities.
This film highlights both the quality of character needed to create the sports center as well as the values the center imparts to children. In the film, Legacy co-chair Patrick D. Francisco speaks about the true value of the Sports Center. It also features a number of donors dedicated to the cause.
Center City Housing not only provides housing for those in need, they have a genuine love for their fellow man. With a culture of caring and numerous supportive programs that help people move forward in their lives, Center City Housing is a national model for serving the homeless.
This is a short ad produced for 4Corners Homes demonstrating their commitment to customer satisfaction. In each given build project, they wants their clients to feel part of the 4Corners family.
4Corners Homes is a nationally recognized home builder in the Oklahoma City metro and Kansas City metro area. The philosophy of the organization centers around community, conservation, and creativity. Read more about the organization at http://www.4cornershomes.com/