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StreetSolid Industries

StreetSolid Industries is a 501(c)3 Tax ID #47-3463201. Our mission is to serve under-resourced and justice-involved youth and adults through social-emotional skill building, cognitive-behavioral development, fraternity and relationship building. Street Solid’s small-group programming is focused on reducing recidivism in our justice-involved populations and cultivating the human potential that resides within in us all. 


Founding Members
Ronald K. Johnson
Dr. Vincent Morelli
Tay McGee


Founding Board of Directors
Dr. Millard D. Collins
Sada Garba
Dr. Corbette Doyle
Michael Kenner
Stephen Young
Howard Gentry
Dr. Curtis Baysinger
Sean Roach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2022
 
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR STREETSOLID INDUSTRIES TO HONOR KATRINA FRIERSON, SHAN FOSTER
 
NASHVILLE—StreetSolid Industries, the nonprofit organization whose programs serve under-resourced and justice-involved youth and adults, will hold its annual fundraiser at the Noah Liff Opera Center on Thursday, April 14, 2022. StreetSolid will honor Mending Hearts founder/CEO Katrina Frierson and former Vanderbilt star basketball player Shan Foster for their contributions to the group’s work.
 
StreetSolid’s work includes their groundbreaking Social, Emotional, Cognitive (SEC) curriculum which was developed with the help of Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education, The Rand Corporation, USAID Senior Specialists and youth referred from the Davidson County Juvenile Courts. The curriculum employs social-emotional skill building, cognitive-behavioral development and relationship building to reduce recidivism in our justice-involved populations and cultivating the human potential that resides within us all. The program is trauma informed, built on best teaching methods, and administered using the principles of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
 
The fundraiser, which is scheduled to go from 6:30-9 p.m., will begin with drinks, networking/socializing and dinner followed by in-personal testimonials and entertainment. The entertainment will feature comedy by Ron Ron Moseley and conclude with the first performance of the newly formed StreetSolid Youth Choir.
 
As a former addict herself, Katrina Frierson was inspired to found Mending Hearts in 2004 to help women struggling with addiction. To date, Frierson’s organization has served more than 5,000 women. She is being recognized as a supporter of StreetSolid’s mission and values. Former All-American basketball player Foster is the co-founder and CEO of Fostering Healthy Solutions, a company dedicated to positive resolutions to issues of diversity. He is also vice president of external affairs at Nashville’s YWCA and is being honored for his work addressing violence across the city.
 
“These honorees, as well as our honorary chairs, are the lifeblood of StreetsSolid’s mission,” says Dr. Vincent Morelli, the organization’s director. “Without them we could not do the work. We feel lucky to have such a great group of friends and supporters.”
 
StreetSolid has launched a sponsorship campaign in advance of the event that offers businesses and individuals a choice of five levels of support ranging from $100 to $25,000: presenting, platinum, gold, silver, patron and friend. For more information about sponsorships, contact Mandy Vincent at 504-913-6819 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The organization also is seeking in-kind contributions for the event.
 
The Noah Liff Opera Center is located at 3622 Redmon Street.
 
For more information regarding sponsorships and tickets:
Mandy Vincent  504-913-6819
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