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She gives a sense of community and purpose to homeless through a running club

When Katy Sherratt, a social innovator and strategy consultant, heard about how the nonprofit Back on My Feet blends a running club with workforce training and housing support for individuals experiencing homelessness, she was intrigued. 

“There was just something about the nature of how they were tackling a social issue that was one of the most appealing things I’ve ever heard,” Ms. Sherratt says.

Despite not being a runner – or a morning person – she was interested enough to join the Philadelphia-based organization for one of its 5:30 a.m.runs, during which she met Sandra, a beneficiary of the nonprofit.

“She literally changed my perspective on how powerful that community environment on that morning run is for someone who might have never had community ... [or] just doesn’t know support in the way that I knew support

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