When Kristin Gaspar took her seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2016, she told her staff about her desire to work with the county’s most vulnerable populations: the formerly incarcerated, the addicted and the homeless. Her “bold” vision was to create a university to teach people how to live and “empower the hopeless.”
She found that a model of that type of organization, with proven results, was already in existence with The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City, a home and school where program participants learn social, vocational and life skills and run a booming moving business.
Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar Courtesy
At her first State of the...