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humble1, LLC

Submitted by: Samuel Nixon Jr
State: Virginia
City: alexandria

Business Description

humble1 provides a global strategy of empowering and increasing our future workforce, especially marginalized persons (incarcerated, resource deprived, those in bondage, etc.)

What makes your business one of the best small businesses in your community?

humble1, LLC, as an education and training business for marginalized communities has three (3) primary impacts: 1) It's focus on providing relevant education and training to those who have no access, due to economic, educational, social or environmental constraints. 2) It's dedication to providing culturally and gender sensitive, practical, and accessible information and tools for the benefit of the participants, their families, and communities. 3) It's ethically sound, capacity-building business that leaves a vibrant, sustainable element of quality training to be replicated in the community to benefit generations to come! humble1 supports the increase of our future workforce, especially marginalized persons (incarcerated, resource deprived, those in bondage, etc.) with the means for acquiring skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM)-related career planning for juveniles and adults to be successful in contributing towards a better society

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

Working with the SCORE mentors, Ed Shannahan and John Hocker, as well as several others during my monthly and concentrated week long training sessions, via the ENOVATE Program and the Arlington BizLaunch Programs have helped my education and training business clarify the preparation process for laying out my business plan in a methodical step-by-step way, with room for annual modifications. Our in-class teaching by the mentors, as well as the one-on-one advising and office meetings provided resources, information, and viable approaches as to how to effectively think about the business and how it defines the niche that it serves in the communities in which it has started to operate. The business also found strong ways to reflect and modify

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

humble1, LLC has been successful in reaching the lives of over fifteen (15) juveniles in the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center in Alexandria, VA in July 2017, by providing them with classroom and one-on-one training in how to think about their lives and the values that they hold in going forward after their release, regardless of their past records. Through candid feedback received in their 2017 evaluations and our one-on-one time together, they shared that they are now thinking about talking to employment recruiters when they are released, their minds has been prepared to move forward with their lives in a meaningful way, they want to take classes and get involved in internships that relate to their career plans, they are thinki
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