Demario Davis, Drew Brees, and Josh Norman
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Sustaining humanity through economic and
legislative development.

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ABOUT US

S.H.I.E.L.D. 1  is an innovation hub of collaborative changemakers providing sustainable solutions to empower and strengthen communities. We have the ability to galvanize investments from key stakeholders and bridge communities to mobilize for collective action and near-term impact to address critical needs.

Vision

Break the cycle of generational poverty through empowerment

Mission

Accelerate economic mobility in under-resourced communities by increasing capacity and creating opportunity to be self-sufficient.

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Who is S.H.I.E.L.D. 1?

Impact Priorities

Agriculture

Establish urban agriculture development and end food insecurity and food deserts

Enterprise

Facilitate community-centered generational wealth building and expand employment opportunities

Education

Develop youth-based STEM/STEAM programs and support, and implement adult-focused workforce development, schooling, and entrepreneurship programs

Infrastructure

Build community gathering spaces for educational, vocational, or programmatic needs, and increase spaces to directly and indirectly influence public safety