Bring the arts to every family. Considering that classical music and art improve your health and well-being, that would considerably lower medical costs for many people, and would also reduce crime and violence.
Actually, I would only get into trouble if logic didn't rule my life. And, people wonder what is wrong with the world today, considering 2/3 of the population gives credit to some imaginary god for life and most of those same fools, grant politicians their power based on their irrational belief.
I would make my comunity leave so this would be a better place. lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Seriously, I wouldn't change a thing. I was born here, moved away and then moved back. I live in the greatest place in the world! jj
Those are some lofty but admirable goals. I don't think you need to win the lottery to get started on some of them. Check out my series of hubs on "How to write bylaws for a nonprofit" and you will see how I crafted them in a way where you, as the founder, can maintain control of the organization and create a new career path.
There is money out there and many idle people that would be willing to get the ball rolling. It's community initiatives like those that will help reignite the American Spirit.
For my current town, get a halfway decent mass transit system and encourage more walkable neighborhoods.
For my hometown, encourage alternative crops instead of corn, cattle, and soy. Twenty miles south are some of the most famous apple orchards in the Midwest and a major tourist destination for hundreds of miles around. Surely we could start growing nuts or something and turn ourselves into a tourist stopoff on the way, instead of a town whose primary economic activity centers around the bingo hall and the six bars on Main Street.
Also, we need to find something for teenagers to do so their sole form of entertainment isn't going out and getting drunk in cornfields or, god forbid, getting into meth.