I think that in the early years, in the change in Baltimore that I mentioned early on, we were very proud of that, certainly we were proud of the Neighborhood Family Planning Center for a reason I don't think I mentioned. It was the first, if not the only, to become run by the community itself in future years. I had set up a Community Advisory Board of people from the neighborhood, people from this Community Action Agency itself within that neighborhood and other organizations in the neighborhood and when they were strong enough we were actually able to go to Washington and argue, with the Community Advisory people, to give the grant to them instead of Planned Parenthood. So that laid the groundwork in my thinking for where we are today with the Gates Institute, which is to say, give the community ownership of what they're doing and you'll have a much stronger organization that if you come in from the outside and lay it on them. So that's been a policy that's been very important to me all along.
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