Sustainable Literacy is a faith based non profit organization that is dedicated to caring for orphans through education and training global leaders.
To provide hope to orphans through education.
To connect local communities to the needs of orphans.
To train students to become global leaders through service and education.
Sustainable Literacy is made up of four branches:
Sustainable Literacy was founded in the fall of 2014.
In 6 months over 3,000 letters were collected from 15 Universities and over 5 different countries. In June 2015 eight college students-- led by the founder of Sustainable Literacy John Sellers-- traveled to Nepal. The first team delivered encouraging letters and built temporary structures for earth quake victims in Nepal.
After returning back from Nepal, the Letter Movement rapidly expanded to a number of college campuses where student chapters were formed.
While the student chapters were developing and the Sustainable Literacy Program was being written, four branches formed inside of Sustainable Literacy: Fernweh Fox, Venture for Change, Letters in Motion, Martin Coffeehouse.
Over the past 4 years we have been working to build a self sustaining structure that would make a long term impact through education in Nepal. We never thought we would have to start so many bushinesses and form so many partnerships to make this happen but we did.
Through the launch of Martin Coffeehouse in 2017 we have finally completed the last part of our organization goals.
We can now provide the first step to making impact and it is as easy as drinking a cup of coffee. If someone wants to do know more they can get involved with our letter writing campaigns through Letters in Motion. We now have lead 7 international trips though our travel company Venture for Change.
LETTERS IN MOTION
LETTERS IN MOTION
The Letters in Motion is dedicated to bridging the literacy gap one letter at a time.
To give to hope to students by hand delivering letters of encouragement.
To connect students to providing hope through joining The Letter movement.
To provide a way of making an impact.
Letters in Motion is made up of two parts.
Every year we collect thousands of hand written letters from high schools, universities, churches, business and individuals to deliver to orphans around the world.
We have a number of Letters in Motion chapters around the U.S that give students the opportunity to become a catalyst for positive change. Our chapters are structured to give students a way to expand The Letter Movement® through their campus and to join our leadership program (Motion Leaders®).
Letters in Motion was inspired with a passion to connect students to giving hope to orphans in Nepal. Letters in Motion started at the University of Tennessee at Martin by John Sellers. In the begging of the fall John started promoting the goal of wanting to collect 3,000 hand written letters to take to to Nepal with a group of students in June 2015. After only a few weeks a group of driven students came together to expand the Letters in Motion. The original team of students lead to The Letter Movement® spreading to over 15 Universities from 5 different counties.
VENTURE FOR CHANGE
VENTURE FOR CHANGE
The Venture for Change is dedicated to providing purpose filled humanitarian trips for people who want to make a difference.
Venture for Change offers a way for students to connect to making a difference first hand. V.F.C is creating a movement that inspires students to make a positive impact on poverty-stricken countries.
Venture for Change was founded in July, 2015 after the first Letters in Motion came back from Nepal. If students are not able to see with their own eyes the impact they can make, they will never know how vital they are to making a positive impact in the lives of orphans.
V.F.C is currently offering trips to Kenya and Nepal with plans to add Uganda and Tanzania by the end of 2018.
• To welcome, serve, and inspire our local community by offering organic, fair-trade coffee with a global purpose.
• To donate 10¢ of every cup to supporting literacy projects.
We have provided a way of making long term sustainable impact as easy as drink coffee.
We believe the key to making a positive impact in the future starts with teachers. We try to be leaders in showing appreciation for our local teachers. Every August we give a way a free drink to every teacher. We also collaborate with other businesses to give teacher gifts. If teachers are going to be treated better and paid what they deserve it starts with a community of people and businesses coming together to show their appreciation for our teachers.
We are proud to be a part of the Sustainable Literacy network to bridge the literacy gap in Nepal and Kenya. We have pledged to give 10 cents of every cup sold to building sustainable libraries in Nepal.
When John and I finally decided it was time to start this coffeehouse, it was a decision prompted out of both necessity and inspiration. We wanted to create a space for the people of our soybean celebrating small town to come together. A place designed for family, friends, and comfort. But also a space to be a part of a global mission to build libraries in Nepal. It has been our dream to build a system that makes long term sustainable impact in Nepal as easy as drinking coffee.
To learn more about our mission check out our non-profit Letters in Motion!
Courtney Sellers, founder of Martin Coffeehouse
Fernweh Fox is dedicated to raising awareness of the neglect of care for orphans.
Fernweh Fox is a Media, design and production company. Check us out at our creative studio in downtown Martin, Tennessee! .
The word Fernweh can be defined as, "a longing for a faraway place you have never been." This word hits home for founders John and Courtney Sellers. Their love for helping non-profits and businesses tell their stories through photography, branding and production has prompted an expansive creative network of Media Designers, Photographers and Film-Makers. Just as the founders have a passion to travel to new countries and experience new cultures, Fernweh Fox has a rooted desire to share the story which has not yet been told.
Currently, the Fernweh Fox To-do List is filled with exciting projects for both local businesses and international non-profits. On October 1, 2016 Fernweh Fox moved in an amazing new creative studio in Martin, Tennessee! We are excited to be setting roots in Martin,Tennessee and to be able to offer the best design and film service in the surrounding area. The Fernweh Fox team is constantly on the move! To see updates on what's baking, follow Fernweh Fox on Facebook.
The future is exciting for Fernweh Fox! There are several trips planned for contracted projects and new clients inquiring about our services every day. There are so many inspiring stories around us. Every business, every cause, every student, every couple, every client deserves for that story to be properly communicated to the world.