Impart To Empower

Latasha Davis | September 16th, 2016
Latasha Davis

Latasha Davis

Impart to Empower was founded in North Carolina in June 2015 by Latasha Davis. Her vision for the organization is to provide a variety of services to the community that would not just cater to women but all races, genders, ages. Impart to Empower Inc. feeds the less fortunate population several times a year. They also provide care packages for the homeless population, offer a mentorship program for high school students; and provide financial support, referrals for jobs, and referrals for housing. Additionally, the organization conducts financial workshops and has a clothing closet. The organizations goal is to eventually expand the mentorship program and offer services for students K- freshman year of college and to also provide services in South Carolina and Georgia.

As a native of Charlotte, Davis says the idea to start her organization came about in 2007, while she provided free hair services at her salon. Additionally, she served her community in other aspects. During these experiences she noticed there were not a lot of services available for the homeless community. She knocked on some doors but she didn’t receive any satisfying answers and then decided to do something about it on her own.

The first event conducted through Impart to Empower happened in 2015, when Davis along with many other volunteers helped to feed nearly 200 homeless citizens in downtown Charlotte. She said the experience left her feeling excited and blessed because many of the citizens were very sure and precise with expressing their gratitude for her efforts. Davis knew then that couldn’t be the last time they would serve the community. They have conducted youth empowerment session where they bring in motivational speakers to discuss several topics with their youth participants. They also conduct several back to school drives where they provide area students with supplies to help them get off to a good start in the school year.

Davis hopes to be more involved within her community in the future. She also wants to expand their mentoring programs and reach even more individuals. They are also seeking individuals that are interested in impacting the lives of others within their community.

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