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 $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

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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 with Vanderbilt University

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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 nearly 958 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.

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In 2022 alone, Corner to Corner entrepreneurs put over $21M back into the local economy (according to SBA data)

entrepreneurs have graduated from The Academy since Fall 2016

new entrepreneurs graduated in Spring 2023 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:

Community Commercial!

“If I stop by your office, can y’all be in a commercial?” This DM hit our inboxes from a recent Academy Alumna, and we knew we had to join in on the fun! Kayla Hall-Ransom, the owner of The City Juicery, is a Spring 2023 Academy Alumna and the recent star of a commercial all…

Kayla Hall-Ransom

Community Commercial!

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Disrupting Luxury

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Amplified Connections

Love your neighbor as yourself through joyful action.

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