New York City’s Hopes and Dreams

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Seeking to serve and impact New York City’s hopes and dreams the City of New York Department of Homeless Services designed an innovative strategy to deliver services.  To help the staff digest the strategy, DreamDevelopment was enlisted to execute its staff retreat.  Executive Staff stated that “It was a phenomenal day. DreamDevelopment executed a practical … Read more New York City’s Hopes and Dreams

Where equity, justice, and entrepreneurship meet in Amelia’s vision

Amelia Thompson

Mercy, justice, and community are the ties that bind every endeavor Amelia Thompson establishes.  If visions were trees, Amelia would have a forest. The root organization is Renew Today which undergirds global initiatives including menstrual equity (WeDeliverPeriod), juvenile justice (WeWriteLife), and entrepreneurship (BrooklynByFaith).  Amelia’s company Two Five Consulting offers strategic planning, evaluation support, and fundraising consultation … Read more Where equity, justice, and entrepreneurship meet in Amelia’s vision

Emmy-winning makeup artist, Elena is on a beautiful mission

Emmy Winning Make-up Artist Elena George

What began as passion for hair styling became a lifelong calling in fashion and beauty, for Emmy Winning Make-up Artist, Elena George.  With 8 Emmy Awards to her name and counting, Celebrity Makeup artist Elena has over 25 years of expertise enhancing the beauty of the world’s most influential celebrities including Robin Roberts, Angela Bassett, … Read more Emmy-winning makeup artist, Elena is on a beautiful mission

The Power of a Focused Fire Life

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Focused Fire is a lifestyle brand dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of its clients. From physical to financial fitness, the Focused Fire founder Marie Toms helps her clients kindle the fire that illuminates pathways forward in their lives. Marie kicked-off the 2011 Princeton TEDx event with her speech “Becoming a FireStarter”. A multi-hyphenate, Marie is … Read more The Power of a Focused Fire Life

Radio Theatre For Your Soul – Storytelling 2.0

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Actress, Writer, Performance Artist and Visionary Shonnese “CL” Coleman brings storytelling to life through her internet radio show Radio Theatre For Your Soul, Where Storytellers Gather…Around the Mic. Her upcoming project, Radio Theatre For Your Soul, A Docu-Story will highlight “the making of” the radio show and the importance of wellness through shared stories.  The docu-story … Read more Radio Theatre For Your Soul – Storytelling 2.0

Disrupting Anti-blackness with Beautiful Ventures

Beautiful Ventures is a creative social enterprise that influences popular culture. By disrupting anti-blackness, and elevating perceptions of Black humanity; Beautiful Ventures envisions a world where the humanity of all Black people is presumed, affirmed and unchallenged. Through programs and services, they are building community, skill, power and wealth of Black story-driven creatives and their communities. … Read more Disrupting Anti-blackness with Beautiful Ventures

Establishing lasting change in Haïti from Community 2 Community (C2C)

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They went because of the earthquake. They stayed because of the people. On January 12, 2010, an earthquake (7.0. magnitude) struck and devastated the island nation of Haiti. In 35 seconds, over 300,000 people lost their lives and more than 1.5 million lost their homes. Community2Community (C2C), a non-profit service organization, was born not just … Read more Establishing lasting change in Haïti from Community 2 Community (C2C)

The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project shines a light on mental health

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The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project shines a light on mental health and provides effective resources to aid in educating, acknowledging and healing millions of us who suffer through the trials that we all face in life. Established by Donnita Hathaway, the youngest daughter of Mr. Hathaway, the Foundation was created to honor his rich musical legacy along … Read more The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project shines a light on mental health

The joy of cartoons, opera + orchestration with Elizabeth Hobbs

Elizabeth Anne Hobbs, Voice over Artist

Elizabeth Hobbs is a Cartoon Creator, Composer, and Voice Over Artist. Her new series, Penelope and Simon is a modern musical adventure for children of all ages. Like all artists, Elizabeth’s creations mimic life. The Julliard graduate discovered her love of both orchestration and cartoons at the tender age of six. A trip to the … Read more The joy of cartoons, opera + orchestration with Elizabeth Hobbs