In 2016, the Core Vision® Foundation was founded on the principle that every person has innate talents that when fully expressed will enable him/her to live a prosperous and fulfilled life as human beings are the best, most precious creations of Almighty God and God has given the human population everything they need to ensure human supremacy.
Yet, throughout the World and in the United States many people live in poverty and hunger. As stated by the World Food Programme, “The poor are hungry and their hunger traps them in poverty.” Worldwide, one person in eight worldwide doesn’t get enough food and goes to bed hungry each night. Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty. 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans, lived below the poverty line last year, as reported by the Census Bureau. According to the Huffington Post, “Poverty always surges after recessions, as millions of people lose their jobs and incomes.”
Why is hunger a major area of concern? Because hunger is holding back many communities from developing. Food costs money and money requires a job — and breaking the cycle of poverty requires a well-paying job. However, because people living in poverty can’t afford nutritious food for themselves and their families, they become weaker, physically, and mentally, and are less able to earn the money that is needed for their health and socioeconomic wellbeing. This makes breaking the poverty cycle a lot more difficult, and because the cycle is repeating in so many families, communities remain in poverty.
This founding principle of Core Vision® is especially relevant to immigrant populations residing in the United States. These people come to America because it is a country of promise – a country where a person can start with nothing, map out a path to success, work hard, and build a wonderful life for him/herself and for his/her family; thus, breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty. This is the founding principle of Core Vision®, and it is the principle that provided the framework for the development of the organization’s mission, vision and Pillars of Excellence. As stated by Thomas Perez, former U.S. Secretary of Labor (2013-2017):