Transformation is where inspiration and collaboration combine to create reality. Change is profoundly challenging, but not impossible. Transformation is the creation and change of a new form, function or structure, to create something that never existed. Following the road map developed by the HOPE Commission Steering Committee, we embarked on a broad and ambitious journey to identify and address the underlying causes of violence. Guided by the original nine recommendations, which were intended to address the full range of challenges perceived to affect the city. As we move away from incremental approaches and begin to invest in self-efficacy and pathways to opportunity for economic and socially underserved communities, we are hopeful transformation lies in the devotion to rectifying the large-scale fragmentation in our city.