Our focus is on affecting communities - both local and abroad. We address three specific issues. First is economic empowerment. In 2013, a Harvard University/UC Berkeley ranked Charlotte 50th out of 50 in economic mobility among the largest U.S. cities. Second, is the issue of diversity in the creative professions. Minorities are less likely than their peers to choose a creative major and those that do often never enter the profession. The lack exposure to these career paths is one of the main reasons.