To create thriving communities where people facing adversities are motivated to make empowered choices that lead to self-sufficiency and independence.


The Institute of Motivation and Empowerment, Inc. (The I of ME) is in place to provide research-based workshops and trainings to educators, communities, organizations, and people dealing with traumatic events such as generational poverty, homelessness, and domestic violence.

Through research and assessment, The I of ME has identified a critical need for higher learning and progressive career paths for people living in and coming from under-served communities.