4 Pillars Shape Our Actions

Design, Scale, Influence, and Invest—JFF’s four pillars of transformation will shape our actions at Horizons and beyond. Each day we gather virtually, we’ll explore how we can harness these powerful strategies to solve the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, its economic fallout, and the deep-rooted inequities in our society. Our goal is nothing less than to ensure an equitable economic recovery for all of America’s workers and learners.


Together, we’ll develop bold, innovative models—with equity front and center.


Together, we’ll build out the best ideas to create the broadest possible impact.


Together, we’ll collaborate with thought leaders and critical voices to drive the national conversation toward solutions.


Together, we’ll reimagine funding and galvanize the private, public, and philanthropic sectors to support what works.

Our heart and humanity have to continually lead the way and propel us forward.

Shana DeSmit, Vice President, Regional General Manager Central U.S., Sam’s Club, Inc.