Ron Austin

Formerly homeless and a crack addict in recovery for 15 years, Ron Austin is a homeless and poverty activist. He founded The Carlos G Figueroa Foundation who’s mission is to promote understanding of poverty and homelessness while inspiring solutions that affect social change, create community and improve the quality of life for all. The Foundation enacts its mission by creating opportunities through videos, art and alternative media. Ron has produced a number of video shorts on homelessness and is currently working on Homeless Youth Project to tell the stories of youth on the streets.

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