Our Impact


Corner to Corner co-creates economic participation and growth with underestimated Nashvillians through knowledge, tools, and networks. Our mission is to bring economic equity to our neighborhoods through two creative and proven programs: The Academy and Script to Screen.

Impact By The Numbers

Script to Screen

Script to Screen is our creative after-school program that helps kids fall in love with reading through their love of movies. Literacy is a key factor in predicting future economic outcomes (a kid’s economic future starts with literacy). A solid proficient reader earns $23k per year on average more than peers not reading at a proficient level, according to Barbara Bush Foundation report.

In pilot data, our program boosted students’ confidence with reading. And 55% of our young creators grew a full grade level. In 2022, 143 students created 12 incredible new films!

kids served through Script to Screen


class hours for Script to Screen


of our young creators grew a full grade level in a pilot study with Vanderbilt University


increase in income when kids grow reading proficiency (according to Barbara Bush Foundation report)

The Academy

The Academy is our 10-week program that equips community members with the skills they need to plan, start, and grow their own small businesses to create a sustainable economic engine for their families and community. Since its inception, The Academy has graduated over 1,000 entrepreneurs, each in various stages of small business ownership, with 88% of our Academy community being made up of Black women.

Our second phase, The Academy Amplified, goes further than helping entrepreneurs launch their businesses; it helps them flourish as business owners. Through this program, Academy Alumni have access to additional educational resources (like public speaking or Shopify classes), one-on-one business mentorship opportunities, and The Academy Invested, our 1% interest rate loan program designed specifically for Academy Alumni.

In 2022 alone, our entrepreneurs were responsible for generating $21 million to put back into the neighborhood economy here in Nashville, according to SBA data.


In 2023 alone, Corner to Corner entrepreneurs put over $27.9M back into the local economy (according to SBA data)


Black entrepreneurs have graduated from The Academy since Fall 2016

new entrepreneurs graduated in Spring 2023 alone


instructional hours for The Academy

We transform the joy of creation into economic flourishing. Starting in middle school, by increasing knowledge-based learning through Script to Screen. And then again with Academy participants, engaging entrepreneurs at the earliest stage – some even before they have an idea!

Impact Stories

Featured Story:

A Treat for Tyler

Remember when you were a little kid and all these different creative ideas flowed through you? From make-believe games to dreams for your future, that creativity knew no limits. Sometimes, as we become adults, it can be hard to hold on to that sense of endless possibility, to look at the world as it is…


A Treat for Tyler


Twice As Nice


On A Mission 2 Advocate

F2023 Graduation (4)

Big Check for Buddie

Love your neighbor as yourself through joyful action.

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