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Empowered to Change non-profit organization


Since its 2007 inception, Empowered to Change has been making tremendous strides in community awareness in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  Created by and equipped with the Leadership skills of Lisa Rodgers, Empowered to Change exists to serve the community with the hopes of empowering each individual to maximize their potential and live a balanced and fulfilled life.  ETC, as the organization has so affectionately been nicknamed, focuses on 3 core areas: Health, Education and Community Development.  For the last 8 years, the organization has delivered on every aspect of its core values. ETC has been successful in offering free health awareness, financial management and educational programs for both youth and adults to multiple communities in Hampton Roads.  Empowered to change has built its reputation on excellence in service and a message of hope and empowerment that has proven to unify the community. 

To reach everyone and empower them to change their lives.

Organization Values
At ETC we understand that in order to create change in our community, our organization operations must align with our mission. We are comprised of highly talented people who share a commitment to our stated goals. At ETC, the following values are fundamental to our success:


Change: Having the ability to transform one's life and dynamics.


Stability: The importance of steadfastness.


Pride: Having the ability to be independently self-reflective.

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