Model & Strategy
New Story funds homes through a crowdfunding technology platform and curates partnerships to create sustainable communities in developing nations. 100% of donations fund home building projects; New Story secures operational funds from private investors. New Story sends all donors a video of the exact family they funded for accountability and to develop personal relationships. New Story plans to build 1000 communities in 10 years.
Alexandria co-founded New Story with Brett Hagler and Matthew Marshall. Alexandria is a Teach for America alum who visited the home of every student to assess the impact of home stability on educational outcomes. Along with Brett and Matthew, Alexandria was listed among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in 2016.
Alexandria was one of four guests invited to attend the African Presidential Roundtable discussions on land reform led by former African presidents. This experience informs her work on land ownership for New Story families.
New Story trains and employs locals to stimulate the economies where they work. They have provided jobs and portable skills to over 1500 men and women to date.
New Story plans to build 700 homes in 2017, further refining their community building model so that it can be replicated. In 2017, New Story was named by Fast Company as one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”
New Story News
New Story Named to Fast Company's List of "World's Most Innovative Companies"Fast Company announced its annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2017, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best…Feb 2017
New Story Teams Up with NFL's Elvis Dumervil to Rebuild HaitiElvis Dumervil, Baltimore Ravens’ All-Pro DE/OLB, has returned from a weekend in Bercy, Haiti checking in on the construction progress of a 58 home community…Jun 2016
New Story: Permanent Housing Solutions in Developing CountriesLast June, New Story set a giant goal: Over the summer, they would crowdfund enough money to build an entire neighborhood—100 homes—for earthquake victims in…Apr 2016