Community SupportPeople3 Gives Back
We are grounded in service and dedicated to giving back to those organizations in the Nashville community with whom we share a common mission.
People with purpose: How We Serve
Classified as a benefit corporation, we are focused on a social mission that supersedes profit. We believe in providing a living wage for our team, while using our work to serve the public. Here’s how we give back:
Paying it Forward
Every quarter, we give a portion of our profits to organizations that are committed to fostering inclusion and making a social impact.
We support groups that positively impact Nashville’s tech and health care industries and support female, LGBTQ+, and entrepreneurs of color.
Who We Serve
Transformation Life Center
Throughout the pandemic, internet access to enable online learning has not been equally available to all students across all communities–with two-thirds of Black children having internet access compared to over three-quarters of their White and Asian counterparts.
Transformation Life Center has helped bridge this gap by helping more working families have access to Metro Nashville Public School’s (MNPS) virtual learning programs for their children.
People3 has committed to sponsoring three students in 2021-2022 to participate in Transformation Life Center’s Pathways to Success Initiative Leadership Academy. This program is designed to develop community and corporate leaders while creating a pathway to success in the areas of personal, professional, career development, and a dedication to diversity and inclusion.
Nashville LAUNCH PAD
According to True Colors United, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, and LGBTQ+ youth are 120% more likely to find themselves without a home than their peers.
Nashville LAUNCH PAD is a non-profit organization striving to provide street-free sleep to displaced Davidson County young adults between the ages of 18-24 with a focus on being affirmative and welcoming to LGBTQ+ youth. They provide safe spaces to sleep, hot food, a warm shower, first-aid, personal care items, and weekly and monthly bus passes to commute to job interviews and their places of employment around the city.
As part of a new initiative to offer a sense of stability and dignity to guests who are in transition, Nashville LAUNCH PAD has transitioned to apartment-style housing in partnership with Urban Housing Solutions.
People3 has committed to covering three months of rent in 2021-2022 for an apartment that serves up to 6 young adults. People3 remains an advocate for LGBTQ+ civil rights and an ally to the LGBTQ+ community in Nashville. In conjunction with the efforts of people3 and other supporters, Nashville LAUNCH PAD was able to raise over $20,000 by the end of 2021 to continue their efforts in creating inclusive communities.
Young Leaders Council
Young Leaders Council (YLC) trains diverse, committed individuals to effectively serve on the boards of non-profit organizations and make a difference in Middle Tennessee by replenishing the volunteer leadership base with individuals committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their communities.
In February of 2021, people3 sponsored a DEI panel discussion entitled, The Hill We Climb, which focused on how diversity, equity, and inclusion looks in the non-profit space. We were also an official sponsor for the Young Leaders Council in 2021.
People3 recognizes the efforts YLC is making to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral components to the success of non-profit organizations in Nashville.
According to the Census Bureau, 10.5% of Nashville’s population identify as Hispanic or Latinx.
Conexión Américas is a Nashville-based non-profit organization that serves the Hispanic and Latin American community by empowering individuals and their families to help navigate academic, professional, and economic barriers. Conexión Américas is dedicated to creating inclusive communities for Middle Tennessee’s Hispanic and Latina/o identifying communities.
People3 supports the work that Conexión Américas is doing to create equitable communities and support Hispanic and Latinx individuals of diverse identities.
Pivot Technology School
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the technology sector employed a larger share of White Americans, Asian Americans, and men, while employing a smaller share of Black/African Americans, Hispanics, and women in the tech industry.
Pivot Technology School addresses these inequities by creating space for inclusion and expanding diversity in the tech industry. Pivot Technology School is a Nashville-based coding bootcamp that provides education and training to diverse individuals interested in expanding their technology skills.
People3 senior consultant, Dr. Isaac Addae, serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Pivot Tech School where he works to create pathways for minorities in the tech industry. In support of this effort, people3 sponsored a student’s tuition for enrollment in Pivot’s education program. People3 plans to continue partnering with Pivot in 2022 to help support their continued diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with corporate engagements. People3 recognizes the impactful work at Pivot Tech School and will continue supporting their efforts to ensure Black and Hispanic tech geniuses gain access to tech employment in Nashville.
API of Middle Tennessee
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, increased levels of violence and xenophobia were aimed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. According to NPR, more than 9,000 Anti-Asian incidents were reported since the pandemic began. Asian Americans have long been considered the “invisible minority” but these acts of violence sparked a movement towards dismantling systemic racism and mitigating racial biases.
API of Middle Tennessee serves this community by providing a space to build community, uplift AAPI voices, combat racial injustice, and foster inclusion.
People3 has contributed to API of Middle Tennessee’s general donation fund in solidarity and continued support of the AAPI community.
Breaking the SSickle Cell Cycle
Sickle Cell Disease affects roughly almost 100,000 people per year in the United States. Black communities and people of Middle Eastern descent experience this disease at higher rates with 1 out of every 365 Black individuals affected by sickle cell disease and 2.6% of individuals with Middle Eastern descent as carriers of the disease.
Breaking the SSickle Cell Cycle Foundation works to promote sickle cell disease awareness and education in the Nashville community.
People3 recognizes and appreciates Breaking the SSickle Cell Cycle Foundation for creating awareness through education to fill in the gaps of health care inequities affecting Black and Brown communities impacted by this devastating disease.