May 5, 2021

If There is No Struggle, There is No Progress!

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning". These are the famous words of Frederick Douglass who also stated and believed that "a man who will not fight for himself, when he HAS the means of doing so, is not worth being fought for by others".

These words ring very true as we approach the depths of this project.  Our fathers are so worn down, that they cannot muster the strength to fight alongside in this battle of child support.  After all, when have they seen progress?  "Why to get your hopes up only to be let down," says Mr. James during one of our recent podcasts. 

Realizing that the topic of helping fathers would be hard, we are dedicated nonetheless to the fight.  We will continue to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.  We will continue to be the voice for those who have lost theirs.  We have increased the education and awareness through our online podcast dedicated to helping fathers increase child support payments.  

Our podcasts can be viewed here:https://www.canilive.org/podcast 

Our upcoming animation project is still looking for an animator to complete the animation of the stage play. We believe this format is critical in bringing about awareness and education on child support matters and policies that can exacerbate the one-sided criminal justice system. 

We thank you for your support and look forward to producing a finished product with your generous support.

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Mar 22, 2021

Changing the Tide, One Wave at a Time!

Thank you for your support of the One Million Moms OFF Welfare (1MMOW) Initiative. While we have raised a short amount of cash during our first phase of the strategic plan, we are in this for the long haul.  We understand the challenges we face in bringing this initiative to past.  These nuances have been apart of our American welfare policies for decades.  That's why this project is so important!  

Your support will help us hire consultants that will produce white papers, opt eds, and other statistical resources that will help us share the stories, barriers, and challenges of women and children living in poverty (trapped in the welfare system) here in the United States. 

We are working on bringing more exposure to what we do.  Believe it or not, many people don't even know that we exist.  This is why your continued support of our efforts is vital to changing the tides of discrimination, institutional racism, and social justice. 

Together we will keep hope alive and well in the hearts of those who love, care, and respect the dignity of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.   

 

Again, thank you for your support!

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Feb 3, 2021

Slow and Steady Wins the Race...

Hear Our Students Pitch at our Upcoming Trade Show
Hear Our Students Pitch at our Upcoming Trade Show

The Resident Owned Business Incubator (ROBI) is slowly moving ahead.  We are graduating 13 new entrepreneurs who will be licensed and ready to legally do business here in the nation's capital.  We are also starting a new cohort on March 1, 2021.  This new cohort of 32 students has been waiting in our pipelines for more than 4 months.  They are excited and holding on to their seats as they have worked really hard to get into the 1-year program.  Students undergo a vigorous 15-week Bootcamp where they develop their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within their LivePlan business planning accounts.  Afterward, they are supported through group coaching efforts which are designed to help with the application of what they have learned.  This is the time where they put their websites together, put the finishing touches on their presentations, and perfect their pitches. 

Students who are graduating from this current cohort will move forward to pitch for $6,000 in cash that will be split among the top 3 winners.  Our 1st place winner will walk away with $3,000 in cash, 2nd place-$2,000 and 3rd place winner will receive $1,000 in cash. 

Pitch competitions will take place at the Virtual Section 3 Tradeshow, Pitch, and Expo hosted by Can I Live.  Event details can be found here: www.robiconnect.com 

ROBI exists to fulfill an unmet need in numerical contracting.  Federal contractors and recipients of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding are required to train, employ and contract with section 3 residents. Section 3 residents are low-income residents in a metropolitan area where HUD monies are dispensed. 

More than $16 Million in wages per week are covered by Section 3 and these dollars are grossly ignored.  Contractors often say they cannot find qualified entities to fulfill the scope of work.  We were tired of hearing this and decided to qualify residents ourselves.  We licensed the best entrepreneurship curriculum, hired some awesome instructors and coaches, and partnered with a local university.  We then took it a step further and added a virtual tradeshow which to showcase and highlight our bootstrapping entrepreneurs.

That is why your support is so very important.  Please consider donating today and making your contributions monthly.  It is when work like this is supported by people like you do we then see a just and thriving economy.  

Thank you for doing your part which helps us do ours!

  

To become familiar with Section 3 –The Nations Best Kept Secret! Download the Section 3 Fact Sheet:

Section3 Fact Sheet.pdf

 

To learn more about the $16 million per week in wages that stricter compliance will help manifest.  Download, HUD's Regulatory Impact Analysis:

(1st paragraph on page 5, last sentence) and (last sentence on top of page 6)

Section_3_RIA (Regulatory Impact Analysis).pdf

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