We founded Corner to Corner for, and with, our community. We firmly believe that community thrives best when programs are community led. We pursue opportunities for our programming to be shaped, informed, and led by community members. For example, The Academy program holds semiannual trainings to equip Alumni and local business owners to facilitate the next class. These leaders utilize their experience and knowledge to help shape and grow the next group of neighborhood entrepreneurs. In an underresourced community, the lack of opportunities is overcome by the African-American proverb “Each one teach one.” This also allows for a community of leaders to shine. We always aim to pass the spotlight.