Tavis kicks off the “One Great Idea Tour” in Cleveland, Ohio with a discussion on innovative pre-school initiatives.
Tavis' “One Great Idea Tour” continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a panel discussion on technical colleges and new career opportunities.
Tavis' “One Great Idea Tour” visits Boston, Massachusetts for a conversation about innovative artists-in-resident programs that are revitalizing communities.
Tavis continues the “One Great Idea Tour” in Atlanta, Georgia with a discussion on how criminal justice reform is transforming lives.
Democratic Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont shares the latest news from his campaign; author Paul Pierson talks about his latest text “American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led us to Forget What Made America Prosper” and Physics professor Stephon Alexander discusses his latest text, “The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe”. Listen Now
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Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
Through our mission to enlighten, encourage, and empower, the Tavis Smiley Foundation, founded in 1999, works to develop and mentor future leaders by providing leadership training that will promote and enhance a greater quality of life for them, their communities and the world. The Foundation seeks to examine barriers and identify solutions to alleviate poverty in the United States across all sectors including youth, underserved communities and families. It is recognized as a nonprofit public charity under section 501©3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Over the years, the foundation has mentored and trained over 6,000 youths at leadership training workshops and conferences. It is very active in the community and continuously gives back by participating in educational events. With the help of Microsoft, the foundation created the technology lab at Compton High School.