Our Mission Statement
To provide a safe place culture for those in under-resourced areas by creating opportunities and transforming communities.
New Program - Coming Soon
The Small Business Growth and Development Center
The growth and development center serves Black Owned small business start ups through mentorship. Our goal is to exceed the wealth gap and help provide a better quality of life among the clients that we serve. Black businesses, primarily those owned by women, are the fastest growing sect of entrepreneurs. However, these companies often lack the social and financial capital needed to keep them growing. Black Women receive less than 1% of venture capital funds.
We are raising $1.5 million for the development of the co-working space. If you would like to donate towards this cause, please give here paypal.me/shorafoundation. You can also send a check to Shora Foundation 2425 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915, memo Co-Working Space. To set up a meeting to discuss your giving, please email Tanika Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website for The Roots Collective Growth and Development Center is coming soon.
What Does Shora Mean?
Interestingly, Shora is a word meaning safe place in Nigeria. Since Shora is a community asset that is volunteer driven and cares about East Knoxville. One child at a time, and one family at a time. You are most important to us, so we protect your most valued legacy, your child (ages 6-13). Shora even helps parents prevent the summer-slide for their children before they go back to school.