While the world has undoubtedly become more progressive over the years, it cannot be denied that systemic classism still exists. This unfortunate scenario is often seen in workplace settings wherein highly talented yet underprivileged individuals are less likely to be hired or promoted compared to their more privileged peers. Entrepreneur Dani Stephenson aims to change this, which is one of the reasons he created .ComUnity, a platform designed to help educate and inspire underprivileged communities worldwide.
The music executive is best known for his award winning enterprise, Straight Forward Music Group. Founded in 2009, the decorated company has received accolades from prestigious award-giving bodies like the Grammy Awards, Brit Awards, BET Awards, Mercury Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Emmy Awards, Q Awards, ASCAP Awards, BIM Awards, Brit Asia Awards, and MOBO Awards. He has also worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Drake, Terry Pastor, P Diddy, Big Sean, Don Diablo, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, MANN, and many others.
In 2021, the inspiring executive founded .ComUnity, a one-of-a-kind venture that uses the power of music, film, and entertainment to inspire deprived communities and the future generation worldwide. Its mission is to give people from all walks of life free access to educational courses, advice, grants and mentorship to gain the key skills they need to get back into full-time employment or education, and go on to pursue their dreams.
The project is close to Dani Stephenson’s heart. Passionately talking about the project, he shared, “My mission is to start turning the tide in underprivileged communities through the power of education and mentorship, and empower the next generation from all backgrounds and communities”
The visionary went on to share, “It’s important we start installing confidence in the youth throughout deprived communities, they have the power to achieve anything in life with hard work and knowledge, with or without a Bachelor’s Degree. ComUnity will give everyone the tools they need to succeed in life .”
Aside from its remarkable goal, .ComUnity has a solid program that guarantees the success of its users. It is designed to provide the youth with open-source access to knowledge. At the same time, it acts as a one-stop shop for all the educational information, assets, and courses they need to succeed in life.
Most importantly, the initiative creates infinite opportunities for internships and educational workshops. It also offers access to recording studios and mentors. These resources, which are often out of reach for underprivileged individuals, are now accessible. All of these things combined to ensure that .ComUnity fulfills its mission of providing for its users.
Dani Stephenson is optimistic that the platform will help countless deserving individuals achieve their dreams. But more importantly, the incredible entrepreneur hopes to inspire other capable entrepreneurs and organizations to join him in the advocacy of bringing opportunities to various communities around the world.
Join Dani Stephenson in his quest to help improve our society by checking out his company’s official website www.straightfwdgiving.org