A youth-focused volunteer-driven organization whose mission is to engage and guide individuals who wish to create, develop, and exhibit self-expression through fashion, the arts, and business.
Fashion Umbrella Foundation
A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
Hello, I am Sharan Nixon, Founder/Chief Volunteer of the Fashion Umbrella Foundation, and I would like to take this time to thank you for visiting our website, but before you scroll any further, please allow me to share with you why the Fashion Umbrella Foundation exists.
Being a single parent raising three sons was not an easy task, but I always knew I wanted to do something to help the youth. Watching my sons grow-up and observing their interactions with friends and the obstacles we experienced, I knew a change was needed. It’s hard to explain when you watch your children and their friends grow up surrounded by extenuating circumstances when I knew a better way was just around the corner, but not sure how to find it. That emotion stayed with me up until I made the decision to give birth to the organization that is here to guide all. This is where the Fashion Umbrella Foundation comes into play.
The Fashion Umbrella is my love and passion. Each program was created from life experience or circumstance witnessed. From the Back-to-School: REFRESH, a school supply replenishment program to the Youth OPEN Mic series, a judgment-free platform for youth to express through the arts our programs focus on youth development, self-esteem, and confidence-building. We also have programs in place to assist other community members with business development, marketing, and product placement guidance. Although we offer programs for youth, assistance is available for members of the arts community and entrepreneurs.
Your help through donations and collaborative partnerships provide a financial cushion to increase the lifespan of our programs.
It is my sincere pleasure to introduce to you the Fashion Umbrella Foundation born September 13, 2013, at 2:36 pm. Through the Fashion Umbrella Foundation, we have mastered the creative magic of “Turning Walls Into Doors.”
Never Forget This Cycle
CREATE – DEVELOP – EXHIBIT
Sharan Nixon, Founder/Chief Volunteer
“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity.
Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”
Our programs assist underserved youth who are driven to pursue fashion, the arts or start a business. With our mission is in mind our goal is to help youth or residents realize their life potential while introducing a stronger life balance.
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ACCESS TO TRAINING COURSES
Complimentary Review of Online Courses
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“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
The Focus of Our Efforts
Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, the Fashion Umbrella Foundation is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.
FASHION UMBRELLA UNIVERSITY
Education As A Guide
"Creating your own destiny is the best life experience."
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”