Knowledge Unleashed is an idea that came from the hearts and minds of two Chicago natives - Ebony Gray and Tamika Brown. With their combined 31 years of experience working with underprivileged populations domestically and abroad, these ladies decided to bring their wealth of knowledge and compassion to Hoosiers who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and those who are disproportionately affected by health disparities. Through a solid vision, hard work and perseverance Knowledge Unleashed, Incorporated was created.
Knowledge Unleashed is an organization whose mission is to form partnerships that will inspire hope through dissemination of information, trainings, and resources that promote our commitment to enrich the quality of life and empower those in need. Our unique mission allows us to partner with community organizations that are currently a staple in the community but may not have the resources to offer their clients the specific needs Knowledge Unleashed offers.
During the first three years of Knowledge Unleashed implementation plan, we will implement two programs: Homeless PC Intervention and Truth B Told. These two programs will directly work with our populations specified above - those socioeconomically disadvantaged and those who are disproportionately affected by health disparities.
As stated previously, our economy is slowly improving and we believe this is the optimal time to work with the homeless population by helping them get back on track and become part of the work force again. Through the implementation of the Homeless PC Intervention, Knowledge Unleashed will
Increase self - confidence in the homeless and underserved population in becoming employableProvide resources and skills necessary to becoming employedImprove their basic knowledge and understanding of computers
While we are unable to make people change their eating and living habits, Knowledge Unleashed does plan to
Improve health disparities in minority communitiesIncrease awareness of public health disparities in minority communities
To accomplish these goals, Knowledge Unleashed will work directly with churches in minority communities by offering trainings, health screenings among other things directly to these communities. As a proactive measure, Knowledge Unleashed reached out to Black churches through a short needs assessment; these churched provided Knowledge Unleashed with an immense amount of information we will use to develop the complete program.
Because we have seen our target populations unable to reach the many services offered to them, Knowledge Unleashed decided to become a travelling organization. We believe our target populations should be able to benefit from what we have to offer without the worries of trying to get to us.
Mission: To form partnerships that will inspire hope through dissemination of information, trainings, and resources that promote our commitment to enrich the quality of life and empower those in need.
|Causes||Community Employment Health & Medicine Homeless & Housing|