PROJECT LOVE STRONG
Learn about our Mission, Vision, Goals, and Impact!
Mission and Vision
Be the change in your community!
The mission of PLS is to promote community-based philanthropy for underrepresented and disenfranchised communities, individuals, and families.
Project Love Strong (PLS) is a 501c3 that meets those who are vulnerable where they are in the community to fulfill their needs. We do this by bridging together local organizations and community businesses with a philanthropic passion to serve those in need.
With the assistance of our volunteers, community partners, corporate sponsors, and hopefully you, we hope to empower vulnerable individuals, spread awareness, along with providing essentials, support services, resources and more for sustainability.
Community Movement= Community Impact
Since 2018 PLS has hosted 15 Street Outreaches: Hoodies for the homeless 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,2022, Tees & Teas 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and a 2-day North Nashville, TN Tornado relief, 2020. In 2020 PLS also provided street outreach in Los Angeles, CA, and Denver, CO. In October 2021, Project Love Strong was blessed to provide outreach internationally in Downtown Montego Bay, Jamaica with Open Heart Charitable Mission. We provided brand new pots, over-the-counter medications, and loaded essential bags to distribute to the unhoused and underserved individuals directly. In 2022 PLS served Downtown, Denver CO, and the Las Vegas Nevada Strip.
PLS has served over 2, 600 individuals in Nashville, TN, 100 individuals in Denver, CO, and over 100 individuals across LA, and about 40 individuals in Las Vegas. PLS has also provided care essentials to other states: GA, AL, VA, KY and NYC. Our goal is to spread awareness, provide basic essentials, implement programs, connect individuals to resources, and show love from state to state to those in NEED!
PLS has had the pleasure of partnering with organizations and businesses to help provide hands-on street services to the unhoused and vaulnerable communities through annual street outreach events. .
Did you know:
Tennessee is the nation's first state to make sleeping on public property a crime. In Tennessee, there are about 1 homeless person for every 900 residents. Among all U.S. states, Tennessee has the 19th highest rate of homelessness. Tennessee saw an increase of 55,099 new residents from mid-2020 to mid-2021, and as the state grows, so does homelessness. In total, approximately 34.8% of the homeless Tennessee population is living unsheltered.
Who We Are, Our Story
Meet the Team
Jeshiqua White (J), MSW
I am a New York native, transitioned to Nashville in 2018. Jeshiqua, best known as J. has always had a passion for helping individuals since the early age of fourteen years old. J is a social worker at heart and a natural leader. She is not afraid to go the extra mile to ensure the success of a project, the process and the team involved. Jeshiqua is a fearless woman who takes steps towards growth and change, even when she doesn’t see the full staircase. She is ambitious, goal oriented, selfless, compassionate, and genuinely cares about the world around her.
Jeshiqua has obtained her Masters degree in Social Work (MSW). J later created her newest project, Project Love Strong. Her vision for this project is to show continuous selfless love and support to all in need without pre-judgment. The goal is to create awareness about the underprivileged and homeless individuals that are in our neighborhoods and states, while creating resources and long term hope and hands on help for them, until better is available.
When J is not serving she is cooking or creating. She is a creative and a social butterfly.
Dominique Alexander, MBA
Vice President and CFO
I am a Philadelphia, PA, native who transitioned to New York City in 2012. I began my
career in social services immediately after deciding against attending Pharmacy School. I
discovered my purpose at that time: to promote community-based philanthropy and advocate for
underrepresented and disenfranchised communities, individuals, and families. Since then, I've helped adjudicated juveniles reintegrate into their community, operated a Supported Employment program for adults with Autism providing them with necessary accommodations, and provided stability to homeless adults with chronic and co-occurring health conditions and mental and substance use disorders. This progressive experience prepared me to serve various roles in Senior Leadership, Quality Assurance, and Health Care Compliance. I strive to build positive working relationships to influence thought-provoking discussions around continuous improvement that impact the quality of care for our vulnerable individuals.
Dominique currently resides in New Jersey. She loves to cook and feed the hungry, literally and
figuratively. When not in the kitchen, she spends a great deal of time spreading awareness about
homelessness and providing safe and affordable housing to families and traveling healthcare