Our Impact

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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 $29k on average more than peers not reading at a proficient level.

In pilot data, our program boosted students’ confidence with reading. And 55% of our young creators grew a full grade level. In 2022, 51 participants created five incredible new films.

kids served through Script to Screen

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class hours for Script to Screen

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

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increase in income per year when kids grow reading proficiency

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 nearly 850 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 2021 alone, our entrepreneurs were responsible for generating $13 million to put back into the neighborhood economy here in Nashville.

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In 2022 alone, Corner to Corner entrepreneurs put $17.7M back into the local economy

entrepreneurs have graduated from The Academy since Fall 2016

new entrepreneurs graduated in Fall 2022 alone

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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:

Academy Alumna Turned Surprise Volunteer!

Atiya Smith’s journey to becoming a Corner to Corner volunteer is unique and so authentic – just like her – which is why we love it so much! Atiya is the first entrepreneur in her family, and she graduated from The Academy in the spring of 2017 to start Atiya Etc., which is a one-stop…

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Academy Alumna Turned Surprise Volunteer!

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Love your neighbor as yourself through joyful action.