Words About Angela's Work
Angela, you remind me of Ann Richards.
Barack Obama
44th President of the United States
If you want to build a community, a refuge from life's storms, you'll want Angela Blanchard, a woman who has walked into storm after storm, and disaster and disaster, to help her community walk out of the storm with their heads held high. She's a one-of-a-kind leader––smart, wise, canny, clever and compassionate.
Whitney Johnson
Bestselling author, Disrupt Yourself
Angela is one of the most engaging and inspiring speakers...She talks about the toughest stuff and gets away with it.
Jack Sweeney
Chairman, Houston Chronicle
Angela has the very rare ability to be on the ground, working with community members, engaging them in conversations and processes rich in discovery....and move the entire stakeholder community forward: stronger, wiser more capable and more united than before.
Meg Wheatley
Author, Leadership and the New Science
Every American city can learn from the way Angela's work is embracing Houston's future and weaving it into Houston's history.
Bruce Katz
Centennial Scholar Brookings Institution
Angela Blanchard was able to cut through the partisan rhetoric to get Democrats and Republicans on board. Together they raised $25 million to build the Neighborhood Center.
Fareed Zakaria
Angela’s work is more comprehensive than any other place in the country. This is a model we should really get the public to invest in.
Geoffrey Canada
Founder Harlem Children's Zone