Right Hand Foundation Launches to Support and Uplift Underserved Communities in Atlanta

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Music Manager Courtney Stewart Launches Nonprofit Aimed at Helping Single Mothers

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Right Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding families in unstable living conditions, launched last week in Atlanta to support underserved communities, specifically Atlanta-based single mothers and their children. Founded by Courtney Stewart, the manager of Grammy-nominated artist Khalid, Right Hand Foundation provides single mothers and children long-term housing, educational programs and the tools necessary to prepare them for lifelong success. In addition to housing, the foundation offers educational programs that include financial planning, workforce training, health and wellness training, and home transition support to help create a sustainable lifestyle for these women and their families.

Stewart is creating these “Right Hand havens” by purchasing properties in various Atlanta neighborhoods and revitalizing the houses, outfitting them with modern appliances and making them comfortable, rent-free homes for a family to use while they get back on their feet. The foundation’s first property in Historic College Park was recently completed and its newest tenant has plans to move in soon. After some time there, the family will be moved to a property where they will pay minimal rent and eventually, with assistance from the Right Hand team, move on to housing that is within their means.

“Atlanta is my hometown and to see these communities really suffering was something that resonated with me and I felt the drive and need to assist however I could,” says Stewart. “I have always enjoyed investing in the Atlanta community whether that’s with my time or investing in properties. Revitalizing the houses and using them to help those that need it seemed like the logical solution to blend my passions of real estate and giving back to the community that I love. Right Hand Foundation is the first step in a long journey for these women, and through the holistic approach we take, we are enabling them to become self-sufficient members of the community.”

Right Hand Foundation is not Stewart’s first experience in philanthropy. He has been supporting local Atlanta shelters since 2015 and earlier this year helped Khalid launch his own foundation, The Great Khalid Foundation, an education and arts focused initiative for communities in need. Most recently, The Great Khalid Foundation and the Right Hand Foundation hosted a benefit concert in Khalid’s hometown of El Paso, Texas, for the victims and families of the August 3 mass shooting. The concert, “Khalid & Friends: A Night for Suncity,” raised $500,000 for the El Paso Community Fund.

In order to ensure the right tenants find homes, Stewart is partnering closely with local nonprofits to find families who are a good fit for the program. Through an application process, the tenants will be referred to Right Hand Foundation and begin receiving the assistance they need. On October 10, in conjunction with Homelessness Awareness Day, the foundation hosted a private launch event in honor of their first long-term housing project being completed with notable attendees including Senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson, R&B musician Bobby V, and Linda Wolfe of The Great Khalid Foundation, among others. Photos and interviews are available upon request.

Right Hand Foundation provides single mothers and children with long-term housing, educational programs and infrastructure to prepare them for independent sustainability. Taking this holistic approach to supporting families in unstable living conditions is critical to preventing homelessness and putting families on a path to thrive. Right Hand Foundation works in underserved communities to uplift and guide future generations. The Foundation plans to build Right Hand "Havens" in communities throughout the country.

As founder of Right Hand Management Group and Right Hand Foundation and co-founder of Keep Cool Records, Courtney Stewart leverages a 360-degree approach to all aspects of his business and philanthropy. By sharing a similar spirit and vision to his clients and the causes he supports, the artist manager, record label executive, and humanitarian maximizes every opportunity for success from all angles. This ability to align with artists and collaborate closely not only fostered the breakout of five-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstar Khalid, but it also cemented Stewart among the industry’s future leaders recognized on Billboard’s prestigious “40 Under 40” and named as one of Variety Magazines 2018’s Hitmakers.

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