About Hustle PHX

About Us

Vision: Some of the best natural entrepreneurs in the United States are in underserved urban communities. They are called hustlers – visionary risk-takers who seize the opportunity to move product and turn a profit. These Hustlers have the God-given skills, attributes, and talents of an entrepreneur, but they lack key resources needed to create sustainable businesses that benefit the broader community.

At Hustle, we believe that by equipping, empowering, and activating entrepreneurs in urban, inner-city communities across the US with the intellectual, social, and financial capital to start businesses that glorify God and serve their neighbor, we can uniquely change the spiritual, relational, and economic conditions of inner-city communities throughout the United States.

Mission: Hustle PHX exists to empower men and women in inner-city/urban communities with the intellectual, social and financial capital to start and grow businesses that glorify God and serve their neighbors.

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Hustle Leadership

Oye Waddell is the Executive Director of Hustle PHX. Waddell grew up in inner-city Los Angeles and has a long track record in urban education and entrepreneurship. He attended the University of Washington on a full athletic scholarship to play football. He later earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Education from Arizona State University. He is the founder of Gameplan International and serves as a pastor at New City Church in downtown Phoenix.

Our Values



Hustlers transcend tradition, ideas, rules, and patterns of thought.
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Hustlers are always learning, reading, and acting on new things and ideas.
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Hustlers are loyal and can be trusted.
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Hustlers have influence and can move people in a positive way.
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Hustlers create new ideas and put those ideas into action.
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Social Impact

Hustlers create change that impacts their community.

Community Partners

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