The Empowerment Factory (TEF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 founded in 2014, with a mission to positively impact the community by creating happier, healthier and more empowered people with innovative educational programming.

We focus on serving two groups:

  • Underprivileged youth and their families. TEF offers after-school enrichment programs that foster creative and critical thinking, self-expression, communication, collaboration and self-esteem building. Over the past 2 years, we have implemented 11 after-school and 4 summer programs reaching over 350 Rhode Island youth. TEF has a goal to increase its youth membership from 350 to 1000 by 2018.
  • Entrepreneurs of all ages, the unemployed and people in transition. TEF provides personal and professional development seminars that are free and open to the public. Since our founding, we have held 250 events, helped over 2,000 people.  The goal is to expand TEF’s reach beyond its physical space to include remote access through webinars and live streaming. This service will help people who are unable to attend in person due to physical limitations, working hours or caregiving responsibilities.

By partnering with TEF your generous gift will allow the learning center to expand its youth, personal, and professional development programs.

You can also help support TEF when you make purchases through your Amazon Smiles account.  For every dollar you spend, will donate .5% of your total purchases to The Empowerment Factory.

To set your charity to TEF use:  sign into your account, under Accounts & Lists, Your Account, Your Amazon Smiles – click “change charity” and search and select “Empowerment Factory”

We appreciate donations large and small, any amount will help us make an impact to our community.

TEF Founder, Artist, and Educator