Repairing the Breach
Repairing the Breach is carefully researched, clearly reasoned, and passionately presented. Published in 1996, it speaks of hope, renewal, and action. The report is considered a critical contribution to the establishment of a civil society, safe streets, and courteous discourse in American life. This seminal report should help each of us view our society and its most pressing problems with a renewed spirit of trust and public kinship. With the publication of Repairing the Breach, which was developed by a task force of leaders from all walks of life and ethnicities, we mark the beginning of a new era of hope and dialogue among our neighbors and in our homes, our institutions, and our nation.
The Repairing the Breach initiative consisted of three components:
- A philanthropic and programmatic component;
- A network of social and economic support organizations; and
- The task force report, Repairing the Breach: Key Ways to Support Family Life, Reclaim Our Streets, and Rebuild Civil Societies in America’s Communities, created by a forty-six member task force chaired by Ambassador Andrew Young and task force director and report editor Dr. Bobby Austin.
Repairing the Breach is formed around six major principles. These are the keys to strengthening families, restoring our streets to safety, and rebuilding civil societies in communities. Neighborhood Associates Corporation has embedded Repairing the Breach principles in the communities it serves and, as a partner, shares in the vision of building and sustaining communities that are anchored in these principles.