We asked members of the community how their organizations help the community.  We’ve shared some of the responses below.

Daniela Covian | CEO & Personal Stylist

Turquoise Collective is a sustainable online shop. I curate and carry clothing, jewelry, and beauty products that are manufactured ethically and sustainably with little to no environmental-negative impact. I created this community as a one-stop-shop for sustainability and also wanted to create a space to educate and encourage positive impacts when shopping sustainably in the Fashion Industry. Turquoise Collective is 1% for the Planet, which means 1% of our profits goes to non-profit organizations to cleaning and restoring our oceans. I also am a Freelance Personal Stylist and I help clients make sustainable decisions when it comes to building their wardrobe and help find their style. Read more>>

Lauryn Gould | Musician, Educator & Community Organizer

Music is an incredible tool. It can be a vehicle for social change, community-building, empowerment, healing, expression, outrage, joy, connection, affirmation, release, transformation, and transcendence. And the list could go on. I believe musicians play a unique and vital role in facilitating those things. That is the ethos from which I approach any musical activity. How can I serve others through my work? How can I leave the world a better place than I found it? How can I help create a joyful and cathartic experience for all? In addition to performance, other musical activities geared toward social impact consist of organizing community-building events, giving educational workshops, and doing historical research to raise awareness of important, but often overlooked pioneers. Read more>>

Bri’Janna Buckner | Entrepreneur

I started my business with the intent to help others win as I win. I wanted to give people the opportunity to be able to make money without having to leave there home . Even if it was just a side hustle for them or eventually becoming a full time job for them I wanted to have the platform where they could do just that. Read more>>

The Art Machine Gallery Studio 215 | Visual Art Gallery

Art is the one thing that brings every social background, belief system and cultural up bringing together. It blurs the lines and creates a common ground to unite us. Especially during this pandemic, we have experienced how art has regained its importance to humanity. We have great honor and responsibility to be a part of this ‘awakening’ and contribution to society. Read more>>