The Nick Cannon Foundation has translated its vision – a community in which all residents have the opportunity for a high quality of life – into four community-impact objectives. In keeping with this spirit, the Foundation will focus on four community objectives in the coming decade and will concentrate efforts and resources on the most vulnerable --- Lupus Awareness & Basic Human Needs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Social Justice.
LUPUS AWARENESS AND BASIC HUMAN NEEDS
At the Nick Cannon Foundation, we aim to help ensure a better understanding of Lupus, basic medical care, health and wellness, hunger and homelessness, and illiteracy in underserved communities.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & CAREER EDUCATION
Partner with Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in public secondary schools nationwide, in concert with academic objectives, to: 1) Expose young teen leaders to global career and entrepreneurship opportunities that foster vigorous industry collaborations; and 2) Help foster interconnected and culturally vibrant communities in which low‐income residents have the tools and opportunities necessary for careers that lead to economic self‐sufficiency, financial literacy, and business ownership.
SOCIAL JUSTICE & REFORMS
More than 110,000 Americans are injured or killed by guns every year, in community violence, domestic violence, mass shootings, suicide, and accidents. A growing body of research concludes that easy access to firearms contributes to gun violence in all its forms, and the Nick Cannon Foundation is committed to supporting efforts and policy solutions to limit availability of firearms to those at risk of violence.
The Nick Cannon Foundation will develop and support efforts to:
- Reducing gun violence through policy reform, research, education, legal and grass roots strategies
- Build greater police-community trust and legitimacy; and
- Reduce incarceration of young people
MOTIVATIONAL & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Motivate youth to become leaders in their communities utilizing media (i.e., film, TV, radio, podcast) as a platform for building skills and leadership abilities.
Research points to significant disparities in educational achievement based on socioeconomic status, disabilities, and race/ethnicity. In particular, public-school systems have failed to educate African American and Latino males.
- Hold Saturday morning workshops and training on media applications in areas such as podcast development, filming, documentaries, radio, editing, photography, short stories, etc.
- Develop competitions and programs developing content and utilizing corporate and government leaders and executives.
received toward our goal of $10,000.00