Thank you for your time and Welcome to The Learners Lab Foundation website. These pages offer a quick snapshot into who we are, what we do and who we strive to serve.

The Learners Lab Foundation (TLLF) is a national public charitable foundation focused on elevating under-served & ignored members of the labor pool and an ignored & unrecognized segment of the small business community, 501c Startups & Tax Exempt Entrepreneurs.

The Learners Lab Foundation relentlessly works to connect workers up and down the org chart with job training resources, to connect tax exempt startups & entrepreneurs to ALL the business and financial resources, visibility and assets they require in order to facilitate their mission and sustain their work, or established/create it in-house if proven not possible.

See how we’re doing that thru our Enterprise Org Chart at The Learners Lab Foundation Enterprise. The Foundation will also work relentlessly to assure our resources, programs, products and services are available in as many languages as their is a demand for, even if we have to produce them ourselves.

We have restructured The Foundation to achieve our vision by creating several newly established entities, the main one being our Membership Association, The Association of Tax Exempt Startups & Entrepreneurs (ATESE), We’ve just launched ATESE and are current recruiting its staff. ATESE was established to further support our peers 501c startups & entrepreneurs entering the small business market, and to give them a collegial networking platform where they can speak freely. ATESE is the nations first membership association of and for 501c Startups & Tax Exempt Entrepreneurs.


Also part of the Foundation Enterprise is The Competence Group, LLC, the parent company and consulting firm of TLLF’s Founder. The LLC serves at Strategic Planning, Infrastructure, & Operations Partner to The Foundations Enterprise of Organizations which includes:

  • The Institute for 501c Entrepreneurial Economic Development, Tax ID: 85-0759000, a policy inclusion think tank, &
  • The Council for 501c/Tax Exempt Entrepreneurial Policy Development and Inclusion Tax ID: 85-0775580, the research center of the Foundation


Current Program & Support Innovations

The Foundation also develops special programs or entities to meet very targeted needs. We refer to them as Program & Support Innovations. A sample of them are listed below.

In addition to the Enterprise Organizations established to propel our work, The Learners Lab Foundation has several programmatic support initiatives underway. They are as follows:

Academic Partnership Initiative (API):  https://AcademicPartnershipInitiative.org. The Academic Partnership Initiative is a Partnership recently launched by The Learners Lab Foundation to offer year-long technology Internships for HBCUs, MSI, Community Colleges and VocEd Institutions. The intent of this initiative gives university and college students real-time, corporate decision-level technology engineering experience that tend to be extended to larger, more well-funded institutions that are not Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU), Minority Service Institutions (MSI), Community Colleges (CC) & Vocational Education Institutions (Voc-Ed) . So The Foundation is offering their corporate products as a Student learning environment.

800 Blow Off Some Steam:  https://800BlowOffSomeSteam.com. 800 Blow Off Some Steam is a business venting service, though recently launched is a service TLLF Founder has unofficially delivered for more than 30 years. This formal version gives peer business professionals a safe, secure and anonymous venue who need to vent. And if advise is needed, it can be selected it when booking the virtual appointment.

Therapy Connection Institute:  https://TheraplyConnectionInstitute.org. The Therapy Connection Institute is a MindBodySpirit Mobility Wellness Program being developed to meets needs of persons with mobility challenges unaddressed due to gaps from insurance policies, and/or access to the appropriate combination of programs & resources that would provide comfort, relieve, improved mobility, and the resulting peace of mind. The Therapy Connection Institute will be located in Ocean City, Maryland, open all year round, and will serve as a supporting open-access resource for anyone who needs it especially the un & under-insured, and our military.


What’s Next and What’s Planned

To learn more about The Learners Lab Foundation, feel free to review our strategic vision plan. You may download it from: 2021-June-Summary-The-Learners-Lab-Foundation-Enterprise-Pending-New-Board-Structure.pdf

Meantime, we appreciate that you took the time to visit our site. On behalf of our Volunteer Executives, Intern, Board and Stakeholders we look forward to helping your propel forward.

Thank you again and Stay Safe!


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