“Working together as a community, we can help each other in a lot of ways that we don’t even realize. I see that all the time in my classroom because I have people coming from all walks of life that would never meet each other in the normal world. I know that every day I get to walk into work and help my students better themselves and help them get closer to their goals.”
Trishawna loves to help people make things. Growing up in her mother’s fabric store, she started sewing at age five. She went to school for fashion design and after years in the corporate design sphere, Trishawna now leads the Sewing Training Academy, a Catholic Charities of Tennessee program that teaches people to sew for the purpose of their career.

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$19.8 Million

In tax refunds were returned


People got higher-earning jobs

$2 Million

In debt reduced for clients


Individuals improved their finances

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