While volunteering and working at several schools and children events in multiple settings, it was evident that there was a need for social skills, social services and social emotional learning in low-ses communities.
Monica, having been raised in poverty and knowing the challenges of that environment, was led to provide a safe haven for children to grow and nourish. Monica founded Empower With Purpose in January 2011. The organization provided free tutoring and homework assistance at a local church and at a clubhouse in an apartment complex. At that time, the organization’s goal was to provide a safe haven for children to attend after school.
In October 2012, we partnered with another nonprofit and began providing services to children in public schools. Within three years, Empower With Purpose had impacted and touhed the lives of over 9,000 children.
In 2020, we started providing professional development to other educators to help impact more students.