TALENT4CHANGE is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization lead by natural born leaders; dedicated to empowering kids, their families and in turn our communities to become more resourceful and self-sufficient. A team of humanitarians with a mission to Inspire others to Unite; in our dream for peaceful and loving Change.
We do this by collaborating with others to create social programs that provide solutions for today's problems.
Our current programs are:
BUZZ BOXX™ - Do Better Project (Philanthropy Miami 2017 Shark Tank Winner), is an incentive based program that mentors and encourages kids to "Do Better" and rewards them with a haircut of any style as often as every 2 weeks so long as they continue to "Do Better". This program was originated with the belief that if our kids "Look Better" they will "Feel Better" making it much easier for our kids to "Do Better".
CHEF and KIDS™, a farm-to-table garden program focused on mentoring our kids while teaching them everything from how to grow their own food to how to cook it.
ELEVATED POETRY™,a social program designed by Talent4Change to empower participants by developing their interpersonal communication skills and thus their confidence. Poets recite poetry to guests in elevators meant to inspire, move and enlighten them as they elevate to their next destination. Kids involved are taught how to write and recite poetry and then guided and prepared for their elevator audience.
With your support we will be able to duplicate our current programs as well as create more and continue to Inspire, Unite and Empower all. Thus creating the change we all wish to see and live.
In addition, TALENT4CHANGE promotes positive quality talent (screened and provided by The Talent Catalog) by hosting a series of community programs featuring concerts, workshops, and community activities designed to empower people to become able to restore, revitalize and maintain their communities.
Partnered with Gastro Arte P.R., Overtown Youth Center and The Motivational Edge to create CHEF and KIDS, a Farm-To-Table Youth Program and CHOP SHOP BARBERSHOP to create BuzziTForward, a program designed to help our youth LOOK BETTER, FEEL BETTER, DO BETTER. Our movement continues to grow as we create multiple relationships with others also striving to create change that benefits us all.
Billions of people volunteer for a variety of charities every year and make the difference in the lives of many. Volunteer with us to make your contribution towards positive change. It's a beautiful feeling that heals and should be experienced often.
mission & vision
With our trip to my home land for our wedding day on March 23rd of 2013 and our curious fueled tour into La Perla community; we suddenly came to the realization that finding great talent that can help spread positive messages, is never going to be enough. We realized that we have a much greater fight on our hands. So awakened, we now see that in order to bring real change we have to be different than most. We can't just preach and pass around positive messages. We can't just kneel down or lie on our backs and pray for our brothers and sisters. We need to get out there and act! These people, "Our People" and many more in communities no different than this one, need their homes repaired, beaches cleaned up and communities restored. They need stores, safe play areas and activities for our kids; as well as positive work and recreation for our older youth and their families. They need food, clothes, running water and electricity; and the list goes on.
Displacement is not the answer and we feel it only creates more problems, makes the poor more desperate and can at times result in more crime. It makes more sense to help families restore and revitalize their communities; and instill a property management system where the residents themselves can work to maintain their environment. This approach will give residents a sense of pride for keeping their neighborhood up. We also strongly feel that it will be quite effective in reducing crime, as well as in creating a sense of unity; which in turn will deliver peace of mind and a more fulfilling life.