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Curious about how Right Left Media would put a $150,000 Mission Main Street Grant to work?

Well, today's your lucky day!


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Here are a few excerpts from our grant application and questionnaire:

Tell us about your business and what makes it unique.

Right Left Media is on a mission to make the world a better place...one website at a time. We have the incredible pleasure of working with wonderful organizations who strengthen their communities each and every day. Our small team is working hard to empower our clients and equip them with the tools and resources they need to communicate their messages and connect with their audiences. We believe it’s more than a website...it’s a platform. We love elevating our clients so their messages are broadcast to a larger audience.

How is your business involved with the community you serve? 

Our clients are world changers. Really! One is rescuing vulnerable pregnant girls from the slums of Kenya, providing medical care, skills training, and professional counseling services. Another works tirelessly to “provide the highest quality of life for persons in need, particularly the elderly.” ... We are committed to working with people and organizations who are on a mission to make their world a better, brighter place.

Now, we’re ready to hire world changers. We see immense potential in many overlooked people groups, and we are committed to providing opportunity for those who need it most.

What would a $150,000 grant mean to your business and how will you utilize the funds?

What if we dared to hire differently? What if we viewed it more as developing talent and less as acquiring talent? What if we were able to document the process so it could be duplicated and implemented all across the globe?

We’re ready to change the world, and we believe we know how to do it.

An immense amount of potential exists within a group of people who are at risk of never being given the opportunity to reach it: single mothers, young men in the projects, homeless youth who have given up hope. Society has cast them out, but we want to bring them in. We don’t think they need charity. We believe they need opportunity.

With the grant, we will recruit a professional team to help us build a sustainable, reproducible program to discover, develop, and deploy underprivileged young men and women to change their worlds. We will also document the process to create a blueprint for others who wish to create opportunities in their own communities.

What are your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term growth plans for the business? How will this grant contribute to your plan?

We plan to deploy Right Left Media teams to change the world...one website at a time. Our dream is to build platforms for world changers across the globe.

In early 2014, we made our first move and established a presence in Boston. Over the next year or two, we will continue to build our reputation in this market, catering our services to the unique and vibrant start-up culture found in this community.

Within the next five years, we hope to expand our services across the Atlantic. During a recent trip to Rwanda, I was transformed by the incredible spirit I witnessed among the young men and women I met. Orphaned by the horrendous genocide in 1994, these children defied all odds and grew into gracious, intelligent young adults. Inspired by President Kagame's visionary goals for Rwanda, we are anxious to explore this growth opportunity!

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We have a bunch of grand theories about how to "discover, develop, and deploy underprivileged young adults to change their worlds." But there's no way we can do it alone. It will take a ton of faith, a fair amount of investment, and a cooperative group of professionals from myriad disciplines. We know that RLM can't employ all the people who need jobs (unless everyone wants to start paying us to build your websites! Coke? Apple? McDonald's? Anyone?), but we believe we could be an integral part of helping to develop a process that could be implemented in small business around the country...and around the world.

Want to help us develop a sustainable employment program for the members of our communities who need it most? Vote for Right Left Media here. And, if you know any experts in this field, we'd love to get connected. You can contact us anytime using the Contact Form. Thank you so much for your support! We love you guys!

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UPDATE: Well, this year's contest has ended, and we were not able to garner the 250 votes we need to move past the voting round. Thank you to everyone who voted and shared and supported us in this endeavor. We're so grateful, and we're sure (now, more than ever) that this isn't over. We're keeping our eyes out for opportunities to connect and learn more about how we can accomplish this dream. If you have any connections, hook us up, yo!