Strong Leaders.
Stronger Communities.

We transform peoples' lives and build strong communities by empowering young people,
developing courageous leaders and creating strong alliances with key strategic partners.
We focus our work in the Lewis family's hometowns of Boston, MA and Kensington, NH
and within the global villages where their company, Grand Circle Corporation travels.

Our Work

Our Work
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
--Mahatma Gandhi

We believe when people follow their dreams and passions it enriches the world. We believe it fosters courageous leaders who can transform our communities and planet. From increasing the college graduation rate in Boston's toughest neighborhoods, to building a school in Tanzania, to establishing a leadership center and community farm model in rural New Hampshire, our work helps people build strong communities. 

Courageous Leaders.


That is where real change starts and it’s why we are so passionate about supporting, developing and partnering with strong leaders. Gutsy youths, men and women who can inspire others and possess the moral courage to make tough decisions and create change. Change that improves people’s lives, builds strong communities and preserves cultures.

The truth is there is a leader in each of us. We are all bigger and more powerful than we realize, and sometimes we are afraid of that. We need to move toward that fear and then push through it. The complexity of the problems facing our communities and planet today demand it.

It takes guts; it takes courageous leaders!

This Website celebrates the work we are doing with our community partners and young leaders. We hope it inspires you to take action.

Alan and Harriet Lewis


Community Partners

Community Partners

These are our partners in creating positive change. They are our fearless allies with the guts to tell us the truth, to say it how they see it. They are our coaches who make us better players and our sage guides who share their hard-earned wisdom, mistakes made and lessons learned. Individually our community partners are smart, passionate, tough, caring and inspiring people. Unified they are a powerful force for change. Together we are working to build strong communities where all people can thrive.

Boston Community Advisory Group

New Hampshire Strategic Partners

Food & Nutrition Council
Seacoast Land Trust


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead

News & Events

"Boston needs a superintendent who is an innovative leader with a diverse educational background, and who has a clear vision for closing the achievement gap and improving the college and career suc
This New York Times article analyzes the relationship between the recent decrease in marriage rates and economic fault lines in today's society.
One of the Gutsy leaders, CEO of Collegebound Dorchester Mark Culliton, thinks outside the box to create change in our community.
Josh brings a rare combination of personal and professional experience to serve as our first President.   The son of a sculptor father and entrepreneur mother who owned her own catering business, J