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.
For more information about the grant process, qualifications and how you can participate, please visit uwgc.org/bewapply.
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.