Kevin F. Adler is an award-winning social entrepreneur and the author of the new book, When We Walk By, a must-read guide for ending homelessness in America.
Since 2014, Kevin has served as the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages, a nonprofit that helps people experiencing homelessness rebuild their social support systems and financial security through family reunification services, a phone buddy program, and the first basic income pilot for unhoused individuals in the US, backed by Google.org and as part of a $2.1 million randomized control trial led by researchers at USC. Kevin’s pioneering work on homelessness and relational poverty has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, Los Angeles Times, CNN, on a billboard in Times Square, and in his TED Talk.
Kevin is also the author of Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for Social Capital, a book that explores how shared traumas can unite or divide communities. Prior to his work tackling homelessness, Kevin co-founded three education technology startups: alumn.us (acquired), Entangled Group (acquired), and BetterGrads (nonprofit).
Motivated by his late mother’s work teaching at underserved adult schools and nursing homes, and his late uncle’s 30 years living on the streets, Kevin believes in a future where everyone is recognized as invaluable and interconnected.
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