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HELP THE REVOLUTION TO INSPIRE

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.
Currently, my finances are stretched dangerously thin, so thin that the opening of the community center is now in jeopardy.

To date, I have used over $30,000 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 the handicap accessible restroom, renovations, installation of a sign out in front of the center, performing arts stage renovation, support group space renovation, second program/event room renovation, conference room renovation, garden and general operating expenses.

pictures of completions and needed completions: 



21836304_1533321831809616_r.jpegsign put up 

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21836304_1533322028324940_r.jpeghandicap assessable bathroom completed

21836304_1533322129344865_r.jpegSupport group space halfway completed

21836304_1533322182892340_r.jpegArt gallery space 

21836304_1533322374357462_r.jpegprojected makers space

21836304_153332245765142_r.jpegSecond program/event room 

21836304_1533322498598133_r.jpegGarden 




Community center 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 efforts. 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.

Federal Tax ID# 82-2578397


Please join me in support of the RTI Empowerment Centers mission by making a donation. Every dollar counts and will bring us one step closer to opening the doors of the Revolution To Inspire Empowerment Center on the target Grand Opening date of Saturday, September 15th 2018

With gratitude,

Royale L’radin- Founder of  The Revolution To Inspire
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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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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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Greetings!!

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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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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