I attended the always excellent Axelson Symposium in Chicago, one of the premier gatherings of the nonprofit community.  The keynote speaker was Robert Egger, Founder and President of the DC Central Kitchen.  He is a powerful example of a person who is totally mission-driven and very entrepeneurial.   The kitchen doesn’t provide free meals to the hungry, ittrains men and women in skills in food service so they can go out and seek employment.   Robert’s vision is about believing that everyone has a skill to offer and a voice that needs to be heard.  The result has been hundreds of jobs that take people off the streets.

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