Experience the Mission, Inc. (ETM) is a 501(c)3 Community Development Corporation (CDC). Our purpose is to assist communities and organizations within the community in obtaining the awareness and funding needed to sustain and grow. We find that many organizations struggle to develop into an effective organization for the purpose of fulfilling the needs of the community.
ETM consists of a team who recognizes the mission of adjusting the mindset for success dealing with every facet of the human lifestyle also known as the 7 MOUNTAINS: Business; Family; Religion; Education; Government; Media; Arts and Entertainment. We have found a new leader or a leader who is not experiencing progression or growth often needs a change in their current mindset. After an initial assessment, our team members assist the client as needed. A strategic plan is put in place and the consultant(s) then provides specific services as necessary.
ETM is not the average, usual, or everyday organization. ETM is truly “an experience” by assisting leaders in achieving their own mission and/or journey. Our is to empower, build and stretch the leader to their maximum potential, beyond what they can see. Our team works with leaders and organizations of all economic levels therefore developing creative packages that are affordable. ETM is “A place where you can expect to experience a change in mindset leading to positive life changes.”
Mission statement: Transforming and developing urban social change agencies by becoming an agent for healing in the midst of broken lives and communities while effectively developing the spiritual, social, and physical well-being of individuals and communities.
CHANGING THE MINDSET OF THE ENTREPRENEUR The Entrepreneur must believe that there are no other options except success. Courage must replace all fear by understanding there are risks that must be taken. They must empower themselves with knowledge in the area in which they are operating their business. They must be learning continually and on purpose, while surrounding themselves with team players who are both willing and able to effectively execute the vision. They understand how to share the vision and encourage others to follow the set mission.
THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL
CHANGING THE MINDSET OF THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL The Business Professional, although not an owner, must feel and project a sense of ownership. This is imperative as a representative of an organization or company. They must believe that doing their best is the only option in the workplace. They must be willing to become goal-oriented effectively completing small and large projects. They must master the skills of conflict-resolution: avoiding being a part of the problem, and always being a part of the solution. They must become an advocate who balances the role of leadership and follower maintaining integrity and respect.
THE SPIRITUAL LEADER
CHANGING THE MINDSET OF THE SPIRITUAL LEADER The Spiritual Leader must know who they are and be aware of the depth of their influence not only in words but in actions, emotions as well as spiritual energy. They must believe that they are the change agent of positive influence. It is critical for Spiritual Leaders to maintain balance in their own lives and have a healthy way to be refreshed and restored throughout seasons of life. They must be able to cast vision and reveal purpose to those in connection with the organization.
Community and Economic Development
Urban Evangelism and Congregational Development
Wholeness, Healing, and Health Awareness
Asset-Based Collaborative Effort
Grant Writing Training
Advocating Against Various Forms of Oppression
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THE TIMES HERALD
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THE TIMES HERALD
Earl D. Shoulders Jr. Transitional Home
Please assist us financially in acquiring and renovating this lovely home located in the Port Huron community. Your donation will go toward making this home into a much needed transitional home for those troubled and foster youth who are near legal adult age or recently became legal but require skills to transition successfully as a healthy and productive adult.
Proposed benefits include: * Stable living environment in transitional housing units for a 12- month period. * Assistance with other material sustenance as they transition to self-sufficiency. * A comprehensive and mandatory training, counseling and coaching program designed to equip them with basic life and social skills necessary to survive and thrive on their own.
This is the first of several homes due to the demanding need within the community of Port Huron, MI. A few of the homes will also have sponsors that are industry specific, such as: Technology; Engineering and Math; Science (Healthcare); Agriculture; Fine Art; and Music. These homes will house young adults whose educational and career focus is in these specific areas. View our video for more information regarding the need for foster care homes, here.
Industrial Park Mini-Market Establishing this mini-market/grocery store within the community is critical due to the particular area of Port Huron, Michigan deemed a food desert. Industrial Park Mini-Market – Establishing this healthy or organic mini-market/grocery store within the community is critical due to the particular area of Port Huron, Michigan being deemed by the FDA as a food desert. A food desert is defined as a urban neighborhood or a rural town without easy access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. In America, 23 ½ million people live in areas that the FDA have deemed as food deserts. More than half, which is about 13.5 million people in confirmed FDA food deserts are low-income families. This makes it even more difficult for the families to travel beyond their surroundings to purchase fresh, healthy and affordable food. Help us raise the funds to purchase the land, pay the contractors and have buying to a local healthy or organic grocery store within the south side of Port Huron, Michigan.
Giving isn’t a business transaction. It’s a human connection. You matter in our community and your donation could change the lives of those in need of shelter and care. Your gift will help us to build that greatly missed community grocery store that offers a variety of fresh foods and protein. Your donation will make the difference in the life of a foster child and your kindness will plan the seeds of positivity, healing, and stability in their lives.