The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program is a culturally relevant, comprehensive initiative designed to empower individuals and break the cycle of poverty. The program goes beyond providing basic necessities and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, embraces cultural perspectives and fosters active citizenship, promoting a sense of belonging and making a meaningful difference within the community.

The program components include:

  1. Success Mindset Program:
  • Embrace the cultural importance of a positive mindset in adopting healthy eating habits, particularly regarding fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Recognize the significance of fruits and vegetables, understanding their traditional health benefits and culinary practices.
  • Challenge and transform any misconceptions or negative beliefs about fresh produce.
  • Cultivate a growth mindset by exploring culturally diverse varieties of fruits and vegetables and experimenting with traditional cooking techniques and flavors.
  • Practice mindful eating, savoring the sensory experience of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Set achievable goals to gradually increase the inclusion of fruits and vegetables in your meals.
  • Connect with a supportive community that values cultural diversity and can provide encouragement and support on your journey towards a fruit and vegetable-rich diet.
  1. StartSmart/Entrepreneur Edge:
  • Workshop-based program tailored to honor the entrepreneurial spirit for diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Guides participants in navigating business beginnings or expanding existing ventures with cultural relevance and reference points.
  • Incorporates cultural elements into business models, marketing strategies, and customer engagement.
  • Supports entrepreneurs in embracing their cultural heritage while pursuing their entrepreneurial goals.
  1. H.O.M.E. 101 Home Ownership 101 Made Easy Program:
  • Culturally sensitive program that empowers individuals from BIPOC community to achieve home ownership.
  • Provides resources, guidance, and support specific to cultural considerations and challenges.
  1. Garden to Table:
  • Facilitates the first steps in the food sovereignty journey
  • Allows community to grow their own healthy, organic food.
  • Cultural connection through sustainable urban gardening practices.
  • Strengthens cultural identity, community bonding, and sustainable living through shared gardening experiences.
  • Tight-knit communities produce individuals who take greater initiative in preserving the positive components in their communities which ultimately increases economic opportunity and overall well-being.
  • Includes container gardening adaptable to limited spaces and vertical gardening for urban environments.
  • Supports community food distribution programs, ensuring culturally appropriate fresh produce reaches those in need.
  1. Bucket 4 Life:
  • Art therapy program that recognizes diverse artistic expressions and healing practices.
  • Utilizes the painting of garden buckets as a means of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.
  • Incorporates cultural symbols, motifs, and storytelling within the artistic process.
  • Supports individuals from various cultural diaspora in overcoming challenges and fostering resilience.

By embracing cultural relevance throughout the program, the SUCCESS Program aims to empower individuals within their cultural contexts, promote cultural pride, and create sustainable change rooted in community involvement, active citizenship, and cultural appreciation.



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