This week I attended a partners meeting of the Northwest Area Foundation's Horizons program. As you might remember from past posts, Horizons is a poverty reduction program in towns of 5,000 population or less with poverty rates at 10 percent or higher. Since the pilot in 2003 almost 400 communities have participated. All of those communities have participated in our LeadershipPlenty program. The Horizons program has three distinct phases: communitywide dialogue on poverty that is lead by Everyday Democracy (Study Circles), LeadershipPlenty, and a Visioning and Action.