We are partnering with on-the-ground leaders and organizations at the local level that center abolitionist principles and are building radical Black organizing models rooted in Black power, self-determination, and support of system-impacted families.

The Anti-Police Terror Project is a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition based out of Oakland that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. They support families surviving police terror in their fight for justice and lead local public education campaigns around defunding the Oakland Police Department to reinvest those funds back into the community.

Founded by Michael Brown Sr. – father of Michael Brown Jr. – and his wife, Cal Brown, Chosen for Change Foundation provides holistic grief counseling and support to families who have experienced loss. Supported by our partnership, Chosen for Change has created and led support groups and healing circles and brought trained responders to support their community in their healing processes.

The Tamir Rice Foundation invests in local children’s growth and enrichment through after-school arts and culture programs. Our partnership helped sustain the Afro-Centric Cultural Center–based in the predominantly Black neighborhood of St. Clair, Cleveland–which hosts music lessons, expressive art sessions, tutoring, mentoring, pan-African history sessions, and nutrition classes for the community. They also host summer programming in an effort to keep the community’s youth safe, engaged, and enriched.

The Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is a racial justice organization dedicated to building a social justice movement led by people of color. Our partnership with CTWO supported their PRAXIS Cohort Fellowship, which aimed to support its participants in developing liberatory leaders to create organizations that move us closer to liberation. This fellowship was run in partnership with the Liberatory Leadership Project, which supports Black-led organizations that are in the founding stages (years 0-5) of a new organization or project.