The People's Academy


The People's Academy

The People's Academy gives a second chance to inner city residents by teaching them trade skills that will allow them to live a productive life.



The People’s Academy, Inc. (TPA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a bold, cutting edge job training/manufacturing component. Our concentration is particularly with inner-city youth from high crime, impoverished areas.

  • TPA’s mission is to provide opportunities for training and mentoring to men, women and at risks youth in the inner city, making them employable.                                                   

  •  To increase students sense of ownership and pride in their community.                                                                             

  • To improve the neighborhoods in which those students reside by providing low cost, high quality services to local home and business owners that will enhance the value of their properties.                                                                                                       

  • To build a greater sense of community and interconnectedness by training students within their own neighborhoods with the end result of the rehabilitation and renewal of inner city neighborhoods.


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