We asked members of the community how their organizations help the community. We’ve shared some of the responses below.

Twiz Taylor | Creative Professional, Podcaster, and Author

The nucleus of my business is UPLIFT. The further I journey down this entrepreneurial road the more I discover that everything I do is tied to uplift. As a professional photographer I take photos that make people feel good about themselves. The Mogul Motivation podcast keeps people’s motivation at a high when they are feeling low. The SoCHiology podcast highlights stories of everyday Chicagoans and educates on Chicago culture, facts, and history. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg. Read more>>

Cristy Trabadass | Filmmaker

When discussing Social Impact in filmmaking I think it is one of those things that can get into self-aggrandizing territory. At the end of the day, all filmmakers want is to make movies about the things they are passionate about and the worlds they are obsessed with. As long as I tell stories that can help people heal a feel seen, I will be happy. Read more>>

Montrey Howard | Community leader

Petersburg Solution is a platform created out of the need for more positive representation of the City of Petersburg along with concrete solutions to be offered. The mission is to encourage civic participation to grow the Cockade City economically to enhance the quality of life and to help provide a better portrayal of the city. Read more>>