An initiative of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

The Issue

Right now, millions of kids throughout our country are living in what is called the opportunity gap—an ever widening divide between the opportunities available to kids from “have” and those from “have not” backgrounds.

3,346 children in Duluth and 1,038 children in Superior live in poverty. These kids and their families face barriers that include: transportation, housing, health care, out-of-school programming, childcare, job training and more.

If we come together community to community, neighbor to neighbor, organization to organization we can increase opportunities so that all of our kids can reach their full potential.

This can happen.

Progress is being made right now.

Opportunity Gap Initiative
Theory of Change

This Theory of Change was co-developed by The Improve Group, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and grantee organizations.

Help for You and Your Kids

If you need resources, there’s a free and confidential 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service that can help.
Call 2-1-1 (by cell call 800.543.7709)


When we rise for our kids, we all rise. So I promise to:

Recognize the growing gap between those with opportunity and those without

Initiate action to effect change, one life at a time

Share stories and resources with my family, neighbors and community

Empower all kids to have equal opportunities to live up to their potential, independent of place and race

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Our promise to all our kids

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