A critical component to community empowerment is economy. Economy to us, is the creation and respect for relationships. Without relationships there is no one to build with, exchange with, or learn with, therefore opportunity will not arise. People are economy. Economy is not money or jobs. Economy is opportunity and opportunity is created through the collective intentional efforts of people. We should not look at economy and people as a means to an end but instead view it through the interdependent nature it carries. The way we handle our relationships directly determines our opportunities.

A critical component to community empowerment is economy. Economy to us, is the creation and respect for relationships.

Without relationships there is no one to build with, exchange with, or learn with, therefore opportunity will not arise. People are economy. Economy is not money or jobs. Economy is opportunity and opportunity is created through the collective intentional efforts of people

We should not look at economy and people as a means to an end but instead view it through the interdependent nature it carries.

The way we handle our relationships directly determines our opportunities.

Empowerment Enterprises

KI NuMedia

KI NuMedia is an empowerment enterprise of Kheprw Institute. KI NuMedia produces web and graphic design for organizations and businesses that need marketing and branding assistance. KI NuMedia also provides technological training for interns and youth as well as employment for skilled community members. KI NuMedia strives to adhere to the KI mantra of “Community Empowerment Through Self-Mastery” by providing visual representations of that mantra through our creations, including this website. For more information, our online portfolio, rates and contact information click below.

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Express Yourself Rainbarrels

A KI empowerment enterprise made possible with the support of Green For All which provides economic and educational opportunity for youth in our community. Each sturdy 55 gallon barrel is designed to collect excess rainwater for use on your lawn/garden. Our youth paint each barrel by hand, giving them the opportunity to gain experience in entrepreneurship and learn about sustaining the environment. We have a wide variety of designs, colors, and flavors to fit your personality. This is your opportunity to support the environment, local business, KI youth, not to mention get a GREAT deal on a beautiful and functional piece of art for your yard and garden. Click below to learn more and see our products.

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Bold & Clear Lecture Series

The Bold and Clear Lecture Series is an empowerment enterprise which gives KI’s young people the opportunity to talk about the experiences they’ve gained from working with KI and learn from other communities, locally, nationally and internationally. We have presented at the national Neighborhoods USA Conference in Indianapolis, the Growing Power Conference in Milwaukee, and the Indiana NAACP State Conference. Organizations, conference organizers or other interested groups can book our group to speak about a wide variety of topics including KI’s organizational culture, urban agriculture, climate change, and social entrepreneurship to name a few. We’ve also had groups make arrangements to visit KI and rent the space for conferences. In June 2012 Engage, a national network of educators, organizers, and college students held their 4-day Annual Convergence at KI. In October 2012 three teachers from Khon Kaen, Thailand spent a week visiting KI to learn and share with us about alternative education. Click below to learn more and watch a video featuring our Bold and Clear lecturers.