Every family in Nashville deserves the chance to thrive. That chance doesn't exist for those in our midst living below the poverty line. But it doesn't have to stay that way.
Every gift creates pathways of opportunities for Nashvillians experiencing poverty to become medical assistants, office administration professionals, truck drivers, I.T. professionals and more. And, this new meaningful work with upward mobility allows them to provide not only themselves, but their families.
It takes $14,500 and seven months for a Leader to complete UpRise and launch their new career. But when they do, they make $19,600 more in their first year of work alone, not including health and vacation benefits, and they experience a 55% reduction in the need for government benefits like food stamps.
Help provide training, post-secondary education and job placement to our resilient jobseekers so they are equipped and empowered to be overcomers who change their family legacy and make our city a community of opportunity.
All gifts made between now and Dec. 31 will be DOUBLED up to $50,000 thanks to a generous matching gift!