Commited to innovative leadership and institutional change
My name is Kylila (Ka-lee-la) which means beloved. I am one who loves, or at least tries to. I have had many titles, Poet, Photographer, Videographer, Writer, Cadet, Private, Athlete, Leader, Director, etc. I have learned that the greatest successes are born from the most tremendous trials. Everyone has beauty in their life story.
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Here at Poetic Change, we are advocates for social impact as much as we are advocates for profitable and sustainable business. At our core, we were created to empower through providing a voice, platform, and education to talented people who have not been treated fairly by government, systems, and institutions.
Through this empowerment, we create hope. We provide that support and protection that allows for others to , in the words of James Brown, " Open up the door, and get it themselves."
Fun Facts :
Did you know that Poetic Change is founded by a Black Female Veteran?
Poetic Change is also mostly supported by veterans.
Did you know that most black veterans who served in WW2 were denied their rights and veterans benefits? This happened to our founder's grandfather.
Think of the economic implications of this.... For many , honorable service in the US military is a ticket to college education and the middle class. The ability to access capital due to military service has been a catalyst for business creation. Until recently generations of black Americans have been denied access to capital, or their basic rights. To put this in perspective if Martin Luther King Jr. were still alive today he'd be 91 yrs old-the age of most of our grand parents and great grand parents. This denial of access to black people , has created generational inequalities . The effects are still felt , today.
But Poetic Change, and our Friends are working to change this , so that everyone can have the hope of the American dream, and every American can participate in the vision of this great nation.
Our friends at FinImpact have compiled an awesome resource list to help you be a part of the solution to improve systems and participate in economic justice. This is our shared way of revitalizing the American Dream for all and bringing America closer to that meritocracy that we all desire. Click the button below to go to FinTech's site and access their resource list.
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Also, if you would like to have us help you solve your complex people, social , system, or design problems please contact us. Let's see if we're a good fit.