The G-Unity Foundation supports an array of activities that foster

Positive Growth

Young people living in America’s cities today often grow up in challenging environments with disparate access to basic care for their emotional and physical well-being.

These kids experience high levels of food insecurity, deliquency, crime, teen pregnancy, and gang violence. They often drop out of school and are unable to excel professionally. This kind of concentrated disadvantage is on the rise in our cities. This disadvantage to urban kids can be mitigated by interventions designed to disrupt larger forces at work, like systemic economic and racial injustice.

The interventions can offer young people meaningful life skills and the sewardship to use them. They can redirect young people to a better path.

Successful programs will help kids develop healthy relationships, mindsets, and self-esteem that lead to:

Improved Academics
Social Engagement
Mental & Physical Well-Being

If your programmatic activities meet these criteria, we’ll be sure to find you. Granting opportunities are by invite only.

“I already have so many ideas for this and no idea how to start a business. So I am excited to get into the class.”

– Calvin James, sophomore, Kashmere High School

Inagural G-Star

In partnership with the G-Unity Foundation and Horizon United Group, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) has developed an educational intervention program, The G-Unity Business Lab, in which a team (parents, teachers, community services providers) will provide both educational and social services to youth attending HISD and residing in communities of high need.

The goal of the program is to arm youth from urban areas with education and business acumen in the hopes they will be able to start their own companies or manage a company.

Beginning in the fall of 2021, three high schools will work with HISD educators, Houston business leaders, and the G-Unity Foundation to complete an after-school course that teaches MBA concepts aligned with Curtis Jackson’s book, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter.

Students will have the opportunity to engage in lessons and labs that are the full lifecycle of a product or concept, from idea creation to market branding, to running a company. Through the twelve-week course, students will be exposed to instruction from high-achieving business leaders that will mentor them through the process.

The program will culminate in a “Shark Tank” style competition that will be judged by Curtis Jackson, Al Kashani, President of Horizon United Group, and other community leaders. The winners will receive seed money to begin their businesses that are incubated in Houston.

“The G-Unity Foundation’s partnership with HISD will create an immense opportunity for our students and grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. By focusing on underserved youth and providing paid internships, the G-Unity Business Lab will help students from low-income households envision a different reality for themselves and their future. We could not set students on a path to success without partners like Curtis Jackson, who see the value and potential of investing in our children. I am grateful to Mr. Jackson for wanting to have a stake in the futures of the students of Wheatley, Worthing, and Kashmere High Schools.”

– Dr. Grenita Lathan, HISD Interim Superintendent