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Other productive organizations who are planting seeds of education and economic opportunities throughout rural, suburban and inner city locations!


Imagine that, every day, you walk into a beautiful building and are greeted by a smiling, encouraging staff. Light streams around you and emphasizes thought-provoking, fascinating art. Down the hall, you hear jazz emanating from one of the art studios. Students walk by you, laughing, excited by what they are learning. The smells of gourmet cooking waft through the air and, in the courtyard, you see a fountain sparkling.

Manchester Bidwell combines many seemingly disparate elements – adult career training, youth arts education, jazz presentation, orchid and floral sales – into a dynamic whole with a proven record of positively changing the lives of undeserved populations in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. http://manchesterbidwell.org


The Masters Apprentice The Master’s Apprentice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit enterprise, founded and lead by Scott Flores. He has over three decades of entrepreneurial and manufacturing experience, including founding three charter schools due to a deep interest in education reform, and owning a small manufacturing business. He strives to bring honor back to the trades. Flores explains, “The Trades have an image problem, but it is an honorable and highly rewarding career!  What other career choice will your employer pay for your tuition and in four years you will be earning fifty to sixty thousand dollars a year with no student debt? I have a firm belief that you don’t have to have a college degree to be successful in life.” http://www.themastersapprentice.org


St Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy, an entity connected to the Maronite Church in America with roots in Lebanon, acts as a prophet who warns and educates, a soldier who protects and saves, a Good Samaritan who ministers and restores, and an apostle of Christ who is a peacemaker and herald of the Good News.

We are not just a charity mission, we aim to protect and promote the body of Christ in its fullness. We are the faithful in action defending religious liberty, protecting human rights, and servicing persecuted Christians and other innocent sufferers by means of awareness and charity. We stand as a united front of Christians of all Church traditions to safeguard the natural law etched by God in our hearts for the sake of peace, love, coexistence and life with dignity for all. http://savechristianmiddleeast.org/ Intro Video: St Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy


MISSION – We cultivate untapped entrepreneurial talent and help freelancers, the self-employed, and startups get the resources they need to start, sustain, and showcase their businesses.

“This isn’t a social network, this is a support network.” Lynn Wilson

Through our unique business model, the underrepresented gain the skills, networks, and system know-how needed to become the next generation of business leaders. Ultimately, we encourage our clients to establish careers they are passionate about that boost American innovation, create jobs, equalize opportunity, and help companies leverage the untapped talent of disadvantaged and minority communities. https://sparqu.net