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Working to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Washington State.

Developed from firsthand experience, the Up From Slavery Initiative offers marginalized youth and adults of color a Pathway to Freedom from the school-to-prison pipeline.

RACIAL JUSTICE

Fighting Racial Inequality and Social Injustice

 

Despite claims that racism ended with slavery, we still see blatant discrimination and bias in media, leadership, and communities. We craft programs to train schools, law enforcement, and other institutions on Black culture and history. These conversations, though tough, are crucial for uniting communities, addressing stereotypes, and ending the school-to-prison pipeline.  

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

Building Wealth By Planning Financial Futures 

 

Proper money management is essential to avoid lifelong financial mistakes. We help youth and adults navigate budgeting, saving, investments, and business—in addition to college and employment to help recover credit, promote home ownership, prevent bankruptcy, manage personal loans, and set up long-term financial planning. 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Addressing Mental Health Disparities 

 

The Black community battles with high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and mental health challenges like depression and anxiety. Yet, culturally, seeking help is often discouraged due to concerns about privacy or a show of strength and resilience among black individuals and families. We aim to raise awareness of mental health and empower youth to seek support and advocate for their needs.

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SUPPORT
 

Help build a better future for all. 


Make a difference by donating, volunteering, and advocating for real change in our communities. 

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