Local communities across America are utilizing infrastructure projects to revitalize their poor communities, which are primarily located in Opportunity Zones. My company, LCPtracker, has had the privilege of monitoring the success of these programs over the last decade. These communities are leveraging technology to track hiring trends and target groups of individuals in the direst need of careers: minorities, veterans, the homeless, the formerly incarcerated, those with no GED, and teens that have “aged out” of foster care. These local programs have hired over 100,000 of these categories of workers from Opportunity Zones in the past 3 years. This experience birthed our vision to end poverty, and that vision brought about Project Astra.