WORTH – Working Through Obstacles Reaching True Heights
My name is Tina Pierce and I’m a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio. My upbringing in a strong working class family instilled the importance of education and hard work as a means for success in life. I dispelled the stereotypes of an at-risk youth by excelling in school and pursuing opportunities to enhance my learning and life skills. As a first generation college student I earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, a master’s degree, and two bachelor degrees with honors from The Ohio State University. I began a career in higher education after achieving my goals of attending college and earning a PhD. As an interdisciplinary scholar and educator I gained more than ten years of teaching, advising, and research experience at nationally renowned institutions – a large public research university, community college, and liberal arts university. I was compelled to establish an education consulting company to break down barriers that prevent people from achieving college and career success while engaging in their communities. In today’s competitive global economy, we face the challenge of preparing people for expanding opportunities. WORTH is overcoming that challenge by empowering people to be active in their communities and achieve college and career success. I believe that education and human capital are the cornerstones of success and community engagement. My passion and purpose are to equip individuals with skills and knowledge to achieve college and career success while preparing them to serve as active leaders in their organizations and communities.
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More about this loan
Established in 2013, WORTH – Working Through Obstacles Reaching True Heights is an education consulting company based in Columbus, Ohio currently operating as a sole proprietorship. WORTH’s mission is to prepare individuals to serve as active leaders in their organizations and communities by building up their skills and knowledge in cultural competence, community engagement, and college and career readiness. WORTH provides customized services, targeted support, workshops, and seminars – that best fit clients’ needs. I work with people from all walks of life, including young people, parents, educators, and community and business leaders. I’m working to build a larger client base and launch publications to share my content. This loan will help to transform our communities by equipping individuals with skills and knowledge to achieve college and career success and empowering them to be active in their communities.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will enable me to continue equipping individuals with skills and knowledge to achieve college and career success while preparing them to serve as active leaders in their organizations and communities. This loan will help my business in two important ways. First, it will allow me to market my business effectively and attract customers. Second, it will help my business afford rental space to expand my workshop and seminar offerings. The loan will be used for three specific purposes:
1. Content marketing to attract new clients through consistent visuals and messaging of WORTH publications and marketing tools (website, social media sites, and printed materials). $2,000.00 2. A computer and printer to create WORTH content for publication, workshops, seminars, and conferences. $3,000 3. Office space and facilities rental to conduct WORTH business. $1,000
Years in operation: 3 years – 5 years