THE EIGHT is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization 

providing innovative solutions lending to the 

revitalization of community and 

the reduction of poverty in 

underserved communities. 

Where natural creativity is valued, refined & reinforced as a "characteristic solution" toward self-sufficiency & economic growth.  WE-Power and INOV8 Programs are Opportunities for YOU to Help Build Community.  MORE  

THE EIGHT combines Organic Learning with the Arts & Technology to help "Transform Hobbies into Careers. 

THE EIGHT believe in investing Time in *ALANA Youth, their Families and People with "Diverse-Abilities" by: 
  • Tapping into Resources within the Community. 
  • Enterprising customized entrepreneur platforms.
  • Building a Core-EconomyInspire Co-Cooperatives (TimeBanks).
  • Provide contextual workplace, life management and interactive learning opportunities, vocational and business training, job readiness, in the fields of Technology and the Arts.
  • Advocating to implement dramatic reforms--Prior Learning Assessment agenda (PLA) in K-12 education to help improve the persistence of students towards degrees.

* African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American (ALANA)

INOV8 TimeBanks where Youth Explore & Access Hope (YEAH) Self-Taught Entrepreneur Project Series (STEP)


INOV8 TimeBank members and partnerships offer job seekers the ability to share individual talents and earn TimeHours. This program helps to promote the health and well being for youth, veterans, people living with invisible challenges, and their families by contributing to their community, paying it forward and sharing their talents. Participants in the TimeBank are guided on how to become self-sufficient by tapping into their hobbies and talents and receiving value for their time. With INVO8 TimeBank:  MORE

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Life Skills & Financial Workshops

THE EIGHT provides Life Coaching, and Educational programs that promote Financial security, Emotional Stability and IndependenceMORE.


In 2008, 4.5 million families living in poverty had at least one member in the labor force. (U.S. Department of Labor, 2010)

In Today's Economy 

"We Are ALL At-Risk!".


THE EIGHT offer compassionate services & referrals to community  programs that help low to moderate income communities; support for women, children, senior adults, families and the underemployed to include Collection and distribution of food, clothing, household items, toiletries, school supplies... MORE



Millions of Americans move in and out of poverty over a lifetime. 

More than half the U.S. population will live in poverty at some point before age 65. 

(Urban Institute, 2010)

Youth Explore Achieve High (YEAH)

THE EIGHT does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Be a Part of the Solution!

GIVE to THE EIGHT programs.

Your services, in-kind and monetary support will help Re-build & change the Lives of Youth, Women & Families toward Self-Sufficiency and contribute to the Ecomomic Growth and Safety of our Communities.  Thank You!