Our Story

My great grandmother Alpheaus Lightford was born May 23, 1927 in Huntsville, AL during a time when things were not easy for African Americans and especially women. Although she faced many challenges, she had a dream of becoming a nurse at an early age. She was inspired by her teachers to live a life of service and this sparked that fire in her to be a light everywhere she went.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to improve the overall social and economic trajectory for disadvantage and at-risk children and young adults

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Dr. Thurman

E. Webb Jr.

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Kimbrough Watkins

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Our mission is to inspire, motivate, and educate disadvantaged or at-risk children and young adults by providing access to mentor services, family support services, continuing education, and career development programs.

Next Town Hall: Budget and Credit Series

Date & Time: TBD

Budget and Credit - We will discuss the importance of a budget and credit. Guest speaker is Dr Melody Wright.

Melody Wright is a trained Ph.D. scientist that left the bench behind to become a Financial Empowerment Coach, Financial Education Instructor, speaker, and author of the book Start Here: Your Guide to Building Your Money Management System. She is also the founder of the financial empowerment company Broke on PurposeĀ® and Director of Financial Education at First Boulevard, a financial services company geared towards Black America.

Melody understands that a financial plan isn't one size fits all. When faced with $212K of debt that didn't include their mortgage, she used the analytical skills learned from her time in science to develop a framework that helped her family pay off over $100,000 in debt in less than three years. Now she's living her version of a Rich Life and has redefined the image of wealth! Through bold conversations, coaching, and the creation of strategic money management systems, she has helped thousands of people stop being Aimlessly Brokeā„¢ and transform their mindset, behaviors, and practices related to money. Melody has been featured on the Rachael Ray Show, named a new money expert by Glamour Magazine, and has appeared on Grow -CNBC and several podcasts.

Melody believes that we all have the ability to live our OWN version of a Rich Life, and she's here to help you move past the disorganization and confusion that is your current financial state and help you put the PERSONAL back in your personal finances.