Doug Levitt is a songwriter, singer, author, and photographer who has made it his life’s mission to tell the stories of people who are poor and downtrodden in America. He created a project called “The Greyhound Diaries” that tells the life stories he has been told while riding on Greyhound buses back and forth across the nation. One of the truth’s of the United States is that nobody rides a Greyhound bus to get from one place to another unless they’re run completely out of other options. By telling these stories he makes these people and their struggles relatable and, he hopes, will ultimately help with a solution to poverty in the country.
As he has been riding Greyhound buses for the last 13 years, Doug Levitt has traveled over 120,000 miles crisscrossing the nation. Riding the bus provides an insight into a part of America that most people barely see, especially on the nation’s more prosperous coastal regions. It was the overwhelming poverty, alienation, and hopelessness in parts of the country, especially in “fly over country“, that led Doug Levitt to successfully predicting the eventual election of Donald Trump.
During his travels, Doug Levitt has met a great variety of people on the bus including a neo-Nazi with a Hitler tattoo. As Levitt is Jewish, he was obviously rather alarmed when this person sat down next to him. As it turned out, he was offered a sandwich and told he could have the seats to sleep on while the neo-Nazi took the floor. This is an example of the underbelly of society that often gets hidden in our country. Greyhound bus riders are popular with people just released from prison as states tend to give them a bus pass to leave the area.Doug Levitt performs the songs he writes for “The Greyhound Diaries” at venues around the country including concert halls as well as homeless shelters. The music and stories of “The Greyhound Diaries” have also been featured on channels such as CNN, MSNBC, and PBS. It also has a website that features the music, photography, and writing that make up the project.
Keith Mann has become a highly successful entrepreneur today, finding his started in the state of New York. Today, Keith owns his own company, as he is the director and founder for Dynamics Search Partners, a firm focused on hedge funds and alternative investments. This is Keith’s area of expertise, as he has been working in alternative investing for more than 10 years, holding hundreds of different contracts throughout several countries around the world, including the US, Asia, and Europe. Keith is also dedicated to philanthropy work using his success to help out the community and those in need.
Not too long ago, Keith Mann started up a fund for scholarships to raise money for students to attend college. This was also part of a partnership with Uncommon Schools, which is a program that is dedicated to helping low income students have a beter chance at attending good schools and attending college at all. Keith wanted to get involved with this because it his his belief that all people deserve the right to a good education so they can have a chance at success and doing what they want in life. He and his wife started up this program, and along with Uncommon Schools, they will be giving out scholarships each year to a lucky student that will be able to take it to any university they wish. This is not all for Kieth Mann though, as he is always ready to help out and support his community. He showed this when he stood up for the police department in New York after facing some dangerous protests.
Keith Mann has long been building up his reputation as not only a generous leader, but an ambitious one as well. With decades of experience in his industry, Keith is capable of achieving anything. His company, Dynamics Search Partners offers some of the leading services for hedge fund and alternative investments. As an investor, someone is trying to achieve the same thing as someone who is an entrepreneur, which is put in an investment towards something and get more out of it later. Keith excels in this area and uses his expertise to help others manage and work past the risks.