Dallas – October 20, 2020 – The overdependence on government plans for economic growth is an issue of concern. A new initiative, the EARN-IT plan by Dr. Tre Pennie, aims to address the issue with a holistic economic and social-revival strategy for underserved congressional districts in the US, focused on the Texas Congressional District 30.
Rather than stacking responsibility on the government to enhance the life of its people, EARN-IT calls for more participation from all entities involved in responsible social development. EARN-IT aims to serve as a model for other districts in the nation for its goal of reducing or breaking dependency on the government for economic progress. It also aims at promoting opportunities and encouraging volunteerism while implementing measurable, social-development targets.
Based on a partnership model between the government, corporate entities, and people, the EARN-IT program would use financing from the government to implement projects that would be executed by corporate entities. People who benefit from the program would help the district pay back the funding through volunteering and participative social development that contributes to long-term economic growth. Economic-Academic-Reward-Network-In-Training (EARN IT) would help all the three entities involved by helping the government build a strong working-class, helping corporate entities to enhance their talent pools, and helping people by enhancing social outcomes through enhanced training.
The program, in its entirety, seeks to correct administrative mistakes that have helped to deteriorate social and economic conditions in congressional districts such as Texas CD30. It seeks to build self-reliant communities in which the roles of stakeholders are redefined with a focus on mutual development and growth.
While social-development objectives would be met by the program, communities, corporate entities, people, and ultimately, the government, would share rewards from economic and academic development. The network component comprises various stakeholders involved in implementing the plan. The final component of the plan, In-Training, would provide training to all stakeholders as and when requirements arise. In short, the program would provide holistic benefits such as income, education, quality of life, and social responsibilities. Built-in reviews and evaluations would measure success every two years.
The expected deliverables from the program are reduction in crime and creation of a socially-responsible community, equal economic development, creation of jobs, and reduction of poverty, enhanced healthcare and education, etc.