Sustaining humanity through economic and
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.
Break the cycle of generational poverty through empowerment
Accelerate economic mobility in under-resourced communities by increasing capacity and creating opportunity to be self-sufficient.
Establish urban agriculture development and end food insecurity and food deserts
Facilitate community-centered generational wealth building and expand employment opportunities
Develop youth-based STEM/STEAM programs and support, and implement adult-focused workforce development, schooling, and entrepreneurship programs
Build community gathering spaces for educational, vocational, or programmatic needs, and increase spaces to directly and indirectly influence public safety