The Grommet- Back on My Feet: Running to Combat Homelessness

July 5th, 2016

ONE MILE AT A TIME Back on My Feet is redefining the morning jog to help individuals rise out of homelessness. They're an entire support system for members—a resource that’s often missing in other homeless services. Since their beginning in 2007 at a Philadelphia shelter, thousands of people have benefitted. The first step: commitment.

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Why a Running Club for the Homeless is Heading to San Francisco

June 29th, 2016

Why a Running Club for the Homeless Is Heading to San Francisco: The nonprofit Back on My Feet, which promotes jogging routines to help stabilize the lives of homeless people, will launch in the Bay Area in the fall.

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Competitor Magazine features Back on My Feet

June 27th, 2016

Back On My Feet Executive Director of the New York City chapter, Terence Gerchberg, is featured in the July issue of Competitor Magazine. The piece highlights Terence’s journey and involvement in Back on My Feet, calling out the significant impact that running can have on transforming one’s life.

Read More Running Toward Stability

June 10th, 2016

Running Toward Stability: For 32-year-old Herbert "Remmy" Gibson, running is more than just exercise. Three times a week, Gibson runs through the Dallas streets not only for physical health, but to work his way toward a better life...

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How Running is Helping the Homeless One Step at a Time

April 28th, 2016

Back on My Feet empowers the homeless through running It’s been said again and again by athletes, actors, artists, musicians, and authors - “anything is possible if you just believe.” Yes, it’s usually true that if you set your mind to something, you can achieve it. But first and foremost, you have to believe in yourself - and that’s often the hardest part.

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Small or Large, Running Groups Help You Take Charge

April 26th, 2016

"We, quite literally, with the generous support of 100,000s of donors, supporters and volunteers across the country, transform lives one mile at a time. We currently recruit members (individuals experiencing homelessness) at shelters and residential facilities who begin in the program with a commitment to run three days a week in the early morning with volunteers. With 90 percent attendance at the morning runs, our members earn the opportunity to move to our second phase of the program, ‘Next Steps,’ which provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources."

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Homeless Population Finds Their Way Off The Streets By Running Through Them

April 18th, 2016

Rarely are we encouraged to run from our problems; that’s why one program is motivating people struggling with homelessness to run right through them–ultimately, overcoming them–one step at a time.

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Back on My Feet To Honor Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott

March 17th, 2016

"I appreciate Back on My Feet for honoring me at this year's New York City Benefit dinner," said Sorenson. "To me, running is simply about being active, taking care of myself, being strong enough to meet the responsibilities of a demanding job and setting goals. I am proud to be associated with an organization that assists in doing the same for others."

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