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:
Currently, there are two programs under the Black-Led Social Change initiative: Champions of Change (below) and Black Empowerment Works.
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.
Read about UWGC is seeking to incorporate equity into its work, authentically. This report ends by offering several recommendations for further steps.
Senior Manager, Community Impact
Jena joined the United Way of Greater Cincinnati in 2014 and her passion exists at the intersection of public good, storytelling, and reallocating power. She believes that everyone has the ability to create positive change, but not everyone has equal access to the resources to do it; she wants to help change that. For questions about the Black Led Social change program and any subsidiaries, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-762-7118.