Changing lives one at a time !!!
The Speak Into the Light nonprofit was born out of the struggles and triumphs of Lytoni Brown Beckham, a single mother who went through poverty and hardship while raising her daughter in Cleveland, Ohio. Lytoni knew all too well the difficulties of trying to make ends meet while also trying to provide for her daughter's wellbeing.
Fortunately, Lytoni was able to turn to community resources to help take care of her daughter. She saw firsthand how beneficial it was to have a support system in place during difficult times. This experience inspired her to create something that would help others facing similar challenges. With the help of other community volunteers, Lytoni founded Speak Into the Light. The nonprofit's mission is to provide a platform for individuals and families to succeed by connecting them with community resources, providing education, job training programs, business development, and creating a supportive network for those who are going through tough times.
The volunteers who helped Lytoni build Speak Into the Light were all individuals who were from the community and who had face hardship alone their life journey's. They were single mothers, families with restricted resources in funds, and individuals who had come from humble beginnings. They knew firsthand how difficult and isolating it could be to go through tough times alone without a support system in place. However, they all shared a common goal: to build something that would help others in similar situations. By coming together and creating Speak Into the Light, they were able to build a ladder for themselves and others, so that people in their community would build resilience to pull themselves out of difficult times.
Since its founding, Speak Into the Light has impacted countless lives in the Cleveland area. Thanks to the nonprofit board's vision and the hard work of the community volunteers who helped build the organization, they have been able to help people from all walks of life achieve their goals and improve their lives.
Speak Into the Light's approach to helping its community members goes beyond just providing products and services. The nonprofit believes in a holistic approach that focuses on cognitive reshaping. This means that the organization aims to not only address the immediate needs of community members, but also to provide them with the tools and support to create long-lasting change in their lives. By implementing programs that encourage cognitive reshaping, such as education, business development, and job training. Speak Into the Light works to help people improve their skills and knowledge, which in turn can help increase their income and provide for themselves and their families.
This approach allows the nonprofit to empower individuals and families to become self-sufficient and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities. Today, Speak Into the Light remains a shining example of what can be accomplished when a community comes together to support one another. It is a testament to a community determination and resilience, and continues to be a beacon of hope for those who need it most.