Help The Revolution To Inspire

$9,865 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 131 people in 18 months
Created June 27, 2017


Greetings family, friends, supporters and members of the community.

I'm reaching out to ask for assistance in opening the doors of the Revolution To Inspire Empowerment Center.

In June of 2016, I secured a lease on a great location for a community center in the downtown area of Stoughton, MA, named The Revolution To Inspire Empowerment Center (RTIEC).

I began making progress by painting and replacing the floors, only to hit a roadblock. Upon inspection, the town of Stoughton informed me that a handicap accessible restroom is required on the first level of the two story building, in order to be given a permit to operate. With this unforeseen cost added on to the already overwhelming responsibilities of preparing the property,  I began construction on the bathroom.

Unfortunately, expenses started accruing, while my resources began to deplete, causing the project to come to a standstill.

To date, I have used over $50,000 of my personal finances to cover all associated costs of the community center, as testimony to my true commitment to this project. Considering the needs that must be met in order to open the doors of the community center, my last resort is to reach out to you, my community and those who have been moved by my work thus far.

I humbly ask you to contribute to help fund the remaining costs of OUR community center.

***Funding will go primarily towards
the completion of remain renovations, such as, second program/event room renovation, projected MakerSpace room, garden and general operating expenses.

Below: Pictures of before and after completions and needed completions: 

Before: RTI storefront with no signage

21836304_1544489215137656_r.jpegAfter: RTI storefront with signage 

21836304_1544489471738388_r.jpegBefore: Uncompleted Handicap accessible bathroom and performing arts stage

21836304_1544489485896600_r.jpegBefore: Completed handicap accessible bathroom and partially completed performing arts stage floor

21836304_1544572883953956_r.jpegAfter: Fully completed performing arts stage floor

21836304_1544573040285673_r.jpegBefore bench installation for support group 

21836304_1533322129344865_r.jpegAfter bench installation for support group.
**We are now seeking a sponsor or donor for the upholstery of the bench

21836304_1544573175574709_r.jpeg**Seeking sponsor or donor for projected MakerSpace room

21836304_1544573353241395_r.jpeg**Seeking sponsor or donor for second program/event room

21836304_1533322498598133_r.jpeg--Projected Garden 

We have received tremendous help in completing 80% of our renovations, help us complete the remaining 20% and reach our goal of $15k.

RTI Empowerment Center's goal is to provide:

****Art gallery space
****Art program
****Youth Mentoring Program
****Youth Empowerment Events
****Youth Employment
****Youth Leadership programs
****Workshops (Adults and Youth)
****Clubs (chess, book, gardening .....etc.)
****Theatre programs
****Poetry events
****Panel discussions
****Support groups
****Creative space for innovators
****Afterschool Programs
****Community meeting space
****STEAM program
****Makers Space 

I also understand it is paramount that benefits of the community center be accessible to all community members despite circumstances. With this in mind, confidential scholarship programs for workshops and classes will be made available to those in need.

It’s important for me to express that I do understand the financial needs for the community center will not stop once the doors are opened. In preparation for the ongoing costs associated with the organization, I have plans to apply for short and long term funding. I have also built financial infrastructure in plans for affordable community engagement that will contribute to the sustainability of the community center.

Mission Statement

RTI Empowerment Center focuses on empowering the community and supporting the holistic development of families and young people from Stoughton, Brockton and the broader South Shore area through programming in the arts, youth empowerment and community development. RTI Empowerment Center serves as a community gathering place for a wide variety of programs and events that foster access to educational, cultural and economic opportunities.

Please join me in support of the RTI Empowerment Centers mission by making a donation. Every dollar counts and because of you and your contributions the Revolution To Inspire Empowerment Center officially opened its doors with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

With gratitude,

Royale L’radin
Founder/Executive Director 

Federal Tax ID# 82-2578397
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Update 12
Posted by Royale L'radin
4 months ago
Great Afternoon! I sincerely you for empowering the journey to opening the doors of the RTI Empowerment Center. This journey took 2 years and 3 months to be exact, and it would not be possible with you. At this time I would like to happily and gratefully invite you to the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the RTI Empowerment Center on Saturday, September 15th.
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Update 11
Posted by Royale L'radin
5 months ago
I’m extremely grateful for the support I’ve been receiving from all of you in getting the community center open. We are getting there! This is not in vain!
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Update 10
Posted by Royale L'radin
9 months ago

As of today the handicap accessible bathroom has been completed. RTIEC is now registered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 501c3 non-proft and I have been given the permit to operate by the Town of Stoughton.

Your help is needed in reaching the goal to complete the community center as there is still more work to be done in order to finish renovation and to provide service to the community.
Thank you to the contributors!
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Update 9
Posted by Royale L'radin
13 months ago
Progress is happening as we speak. I'm very excited and blessed to have all of you fighting along side me for a place that will bring the youth one step closer to their best self.
"United we bargain, divided we beg."
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Raised by 131 people in 18 months
Created June 27, 2017
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