WHAT IS BLACK-LED SOCIAL CHANGE?
Black-Led Social Change encompasses organizations, ideas and strategies led by individuals who identify as Black, and that aim to build power and positive outcomes within the population. Recognizing poverty disproportionately impacts Black families, this initiative increases the investment of time, talent and treasure in community-based, Black-Led ideas addressing poverty.
We believe by investing in more Black-Led ideas and strategies, we can:
- Diversify solutions and thought leadership in United Way's work.
- Better understand the unique strengths, opportunities and challenges within communities.
- Collaborate on strategies that reduce racial disparities in outcomes.
Currently, there are two programs under the Black-Led Social Change initiative: Champions of Change (below) and Black Empowerment Works.
For application information to receive a grant from our Black Empowerment Works program, visit www.uwgc.org/bewapply. Applications are due no later than July 8 at 11:59 p.m.
2019-2020 CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE
Thank you to the hard work and dedication of our first class of Champions: Retina Carter, Marquavius "Marq" Casey, Kendra Davis, Edita Dolan-Mayo, Alexis Trotter, Jalisa Harris, Reginald Harris, Terri Hurdle, Ronald Jackson II, Julius Jenkins, Chris Macklin, Rashida Manuel, and Jeremy Smith.
INTERESTED IN BEING A CHAMPION OF CHANGE?
We are not yet accepting applications for the upcoming Champions of Change class. Interested in receiving updates when the next application opens? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Interested in Champions of Change" in the subject line.