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It’s time for the federal government to adopt an open-access community dashboard

Opinion Piece on The Hill Since Lyndon B. Johnsons Great Society anti-poverty campaigns of the 1960s, the federal government has spent trillions of dollars in a […]

You Have to Pick a Side

As part of my continuing journey of allyship, I am reading Ibram X. Kendi's book How To Be An Antiracist. While Kendi's premise is so simple, what he asks us to do is, admittedly, difficult—because a "racist" is defined as "supporting a racist policy through actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea." That means an antiracist is "one who is supporting an antiracist policy through actions or expressing an antiracist idea."

Allyship: Listening, Supporting, Acting

In my last blog post, I wrote that those of us who are White have an obligation to go on an intentional journey of allyship—no matter […]

About Andrew Wolk

Andrew Wolk is a Senior Advisor and Founder of Root Cause.


Andrew Wolk became a serial social entrepreneur more than twenty years ago to pursue his lifes work: helping best utilize resources that enable more individuals and families to achieve lifelong success, from a healthy birth, to entering school ready to learn, to receiving a quality education, to getting and keeping a good paying job, and to a healthy and secure aging.


After founding Root Cause in 2004, Andrew served as the organizations CEO until October 2020 when he stepped down into a Senior Advisor role. As Senior Advisor, Andrew helps facilitate relationships with current and prospective funders and partners leveraging his two decades of experience in the sector.


Andrew recently launched Finding Common Purpose a new national, nonpartisan think tank building off his blog and podcast of the same name. Finding Common Purpose advocates for putting people first and reframing success through a new social contract for the 21st century between institutions and the people they serve. The foundation for this social contract is the Pathway to Lifelong Success that he has been writing about, from a healthy birth, to a quality education, to finding and keeping a good-paying job, and to heal

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