Created by teachers and successful for ten years before its cancellation, Home B.A.S.E. was a unique educational initiative created at a central Ohio High School to change public education in America. By creating a cohesive student/teacher/parent learning community, the program authentically integrated the subjects of senior year (English, Government, and Technology Education) through the powerful and emotionally engaging event of building affordable housing for America's working urban families. Home B.A.S.E. did more to end poverty housing in America than any other school in the nation and possibly the world by building eleven homes in ten years. Because of the real engagement with the surrounding local community and issue-based curriculum delivery, the students who participated in Home B.A.S.E. grew intellectually and emotionally. Today, the families who now own the homes made possible by the students have a decent, affordable place to live and, along with the students, have a stake in the American Dream.