Investing in people: Fostering relationships for social impact

In this podcast, you’ll hear about the foundation’s approach to the Dell Social Impact Principle “Invest in People”.  It’s a lesson we’ve learned through our work with GO! Austin/VAMOS! Austin (GAVA) – a coalition of residents, community leaders and nonprofits that share a common interest in improving the health of two communities in Austin.

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GAVA is made up of people who work shoulder-to-shoulder in neighborhoods to improve access to healthy food and increase the community’s opportunities for physical activity. These are both residents and organizational leaders who share a passion for creating a healthier community. This work has taught us that collaboration is key, and you can find effective partners if you invest in the right leaders, with the right knowledge, at the right time.


Aliya Hussaini, MD, Portfolio Director, Health, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation


Carmen Llanes Pulido, Executive Director, GO! Austin/VAMOS! Austin

Frances Acuna, Resident Leader and 78745 Team Organizer, GO! Austin/VAMOS! Austin