ACI (Affecting Change Inc.) was started with a desire to give back to the very communities that fostered and developed us into the leaders we are today. By helping the families that reside in our communities, we hope to shape the course of their lives and contribute to changing their futures.
ACI understands that a community is only as good as the people that live there. The youth of today will be the leaders of the community tomorrow. By shaping their mindset early, they develop the necessary tools to compete and succeed in whatever endeavor they choose to explore. With that in mind, Tomorrows Promise Today (TPT) was born. ACI wants to help mentor the young people who later become adults and teach them how to help their communities grow and thrive and stimulate economic development.
Women are the nurtures of society and the communities in which they live. They are often the caregivers and providers, but are regularly never the focal point for their own success. Victorious Overcoming Women…Empowered (VOWE) was developed to empower, strengthen, train, develop & mentor women in the community, to enter the workforce or create their own business and career paths.
ACI further believes that in order to move beyond your present circumstances and achieve new goals, there must be a change. Project Blue Print (PBP) was designed to teach basic life and job readiness skills. The bases of the curriculum was developed as a competency model. A competency model is a collection of multiple competencies that together define successful performance in a defined work setting. A model provides a clear description of what a person needs to know and be able to perform well in a specific job occupation or industry.
All too often people are faced with barriers that hinder them from moving forward based on passed mistakes. We are not defined by the mistakes we have made and ACI is determined to help provide hope for the future. The Expungement Clinic was organized to provide pro bono legal support to community residents to have their criminal records cleared. The goal is to identify and remove infractions, misdemeanors and felonies that will hinder the individuals from gaining employment.
Affecting Change Inc, is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.