a beautiful lady exploration center
a beautiful lady exploration center
Through our solutions focused workshops, events, and reliable resources, we devote time and energy necessary to motivate, empower and equip everyday working women to become a better me
Three primary methods to accomplish our goal.
1.) A Better Me Workshops
2.) ABLE Conversations
3.) Resource referral program
The guiding principles that dictate our actions.
2012 - Organization name official. A Beautiful Lady Exploration Center doing business as The ABLE Center, business license with Henrico County and name secured!
2013 - Journal writing, researching, and praying.
2014 - Start up team of five established serving as the operations team. Advisory Council established. First information session sharing with local community who we are at North Park Library Henrico, VA., bank account opened, social media spotlighting local business and women in the community with encouragement to continue to strive for greatness. Mission and Vision statement approved, State Corporation Commission Certificate, Tax ID assigned
2015 - First annual A Healthier Me event at World Fitness sharing tips to 29 guest to be fit emotionally, financially, and physically. Information session at Hanover library sharing with local community who we are. Donations to American Cancer Research, Operations Team Raced for The Cure, CASA Superhero 5K, sponsored a 2nd grade football player with the East End Tigers 7u team in Henrico, VA giving special appreciation and recognition to his mom for her hard work supporting her family, a student herself, and volunteering with the team. Our 1st family outing (bowling and game night with operations team and families) at King Pin Lanes Midlothian, VA. Core Values and Bylaws established. Website launched.
2016 - Executive Board of Directors formed (tentative as governing working board for 1 year), Exempt from Federal Income Tax as 501C3 retroactive back to Nov 25, 2014, 2nd annual A Healthier Me event at University of Richmond Downtown Campus. Launch ABLE Conversations June 2016. Launched W.E.Care Outreach: College Edition donating to 12 students Aug 2016. Launch Courageous Conversations with Women partnership with The Light Community Church Sept. 2016. Partnership with Dept of Corrections Oct. 2016.
2017 - First Cinderella Day of Beauty in partnership with Dept of Corrections District 1 launched in February. A beautiful lady received a day of empowerment and beauty that included hair, makeup, outfit, accessories, dinner, and an ABLE care package filled with personal care items. Courageous Conversations met monthly through December educating women, sharing resources, and empowering families personally and professionally . July launched ABLE Conversations: Stylist Edition for the beauty professional.
2018 – Relaunched ABLE Conversations now held at different locations hosted by The ABLE Center. January changed the format of ABLE Conversations Stylist Edition. Now known as Back to Business Beauty Pro with panel of professionals in the field of the beauty business able to share dos and don’t and other keys to success.
Bits of the vision started to be revealed in as early as 2003 when Tishawna and her family moved to a new town, living in a new community, working a new job, excited about a fresh start! Tishawna and her husband Ron had two girls and a son and at that time the only connection they had in this area was Ron's oldest brother and his family. She says that "God has a purpose for our lives and everything happens for a reason." Later she found out why this was where God had them settle.
Over the years Tishawna has felt singled out, left out, lonely, different, experienced blended family struggles, grieving deaths of loved ones, health scares, bad decisions, financial struggles, and questioning life itself. Building connections and finding the right fit was not easy. As time passed she would always ask herself "why does it have to be so hard?" the area seemed cliquish and hard to connect if you didn't already know someone or connected by a school, sorority, church, or other organization. Not knowing how to build the right connections or find necessary resources for her family, Tishawna felt empowered to write out the vision for a service that she felt had been so needed.
One evening in 2012 while leaving bible study God spoke to Tishawna giving her the name of this organization that He had been feeding her details about for so long. Initially she thought this would be a part of her church and she would just serve on the ministry until God revealed that "every vision will not be birthed out of the church." A Beautiful Lady Exploration Center was her assignment and the beginning of something amazing.
Working as a hairstylist and sharing some of what God is doing, she realized she wasn't alone. There are many women with the same concerns who really need the services that Tishawna has been writing about. Tishawna wants to help as many of these women as possible, those who need assistance but don't normally have the necessary resources or due to her income level can't call social services or any other organization that typically serves in time of need. She wants to help women who desire to be better mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, neighbors, and friends to know their worth and how beautiful they are, to trust in God who does not make mistakes, and believe that she is ABLE to be better in everything God created her to be.
Connections through work, church, and family blessed ABLE with folks assisting in organizational start up, day to day operations, serving as advisory council, being a part of research development, board development, and building our programs. "We have an assignment and it will be fulfilled."
#Beautiful. #Blessed. #ABLE!
Learn more about our founder at www.TishawnaPritchett.com