Founded in 2014 to provide community-based employment and technology, IDEATE is has grown 2400% in 5 years. We are an evidence-based, anti-poverty work program within Resources for Human Development supporting vulnerable adults to greater independence.

The Meaning of the 8

In Old Testament numerology, 8 means new beginning; it denotes “a new order or creation”. At the time of our founding, we felt most inspired by the RHD Value of creativity. We felt a new paradigm in support services was imminent and coming. Also, No. 8 has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With pronunciation of ‘Ba’ in Chinese, no. 8 sounds similar to the word ‘Fa’, which means to make a fortune-or in our case, financial accountability and profitability. It contains meanings of prosperity and success, so all entrepreneurs favor it. Finally, in chakra energy work, the heart is the fourth chakra, and so it relates to emotions and our compassion towards others. We aim to double that and provide the best possible service.

For Us, Inclusion Fuels Innovation

We believe deeply in the people we support and the team we’ve assembled. Our engine runs on ‘crazy ideas’. We believe in wishes. We invest in the power of our group to catalyze our initiatives when others tell us something is impossible. We are and represent the Underdog.