Road to Economic Empowerment Enterprises is a 501(c3) non profit organization that partners with those in the business community to provide professional and personal development in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and affordable housing education. Some have attributed us to being like SCORE with a financial twist. Our mission is "Providing strategies on building wealth and reshaping the culture to those that live in the under-served communities." We also believe in the etymology of the word wealth which means "well being."
Angela has a heart for educating and serving the community. She wears a number of hats such as real estate agent, author, writer, speaker, caregiver, educator community advocate but her purpose in life is empowering people. After attaining her real estate license in 2005, Angela launched the Road to Economic Empowerment First Time Home-buyer's Seminar. Due to the lack of financial literacy in her community she later renamed it, The Road to Economic Empowerment Financial Education Seminar . According to statistics, one of the fastest ways to build wealth is through real estate. Studies also show that when it comes to home ownership, African Americans are delayed mainly due to poor credit and having a high amount of debt.
Angela is not a stranger to caring and the cost of caring for the elderly either. For over ten years, Angela has cared for her elderly parents who were both diagnosed with Dementia during the early 2010's. Caregiving for a loved one is an honor but it can also be lonely and often financially tedious. Sometimes caregivers are forced to choose between retiring early or going into bankruptcy just to keep expenses down. As a result, Angela decided to raise awareness by hosting The Cost of Caregiving: Alzheimer's and Caregivers Financial Health Symposium.
The Symposium brought in a task force of experts who specialize in the areas of financial and legal planning, elderlaw, clinical studies, nutrition, veterans benefits, and other related areas. Although, we no longer host the Cost of Caregiving: Alzheimer's and Caregivers Financial Health Symposium we still advocate mental health wellness through our financial literacy program. Studies show that poor money management and lack of wealth adversely affect's peoples mental health.
At R2EE Enterprises we believe in order to have more economic empowerment we must be proactive and intentional about (1) improving our financial literacy, (2) mental health wellness,(3) reshaping the culture by empowering our youth on how to become leaders and culture change agents through entrepreneurship. We believe that in order to achieve more economic empowerment we must work together and master our mindset by being disciplined in our spending and focus on becoming owners versus renters.
Our scripture basis is Romans 12:2 NLT, which says "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."