Our partners

We work with companies, nonprofits, and other organizations to address racism on a community-wide scale. Here you’ll find a list of our partners working day and night to bring positive change to racial and color discrimination in our community.

Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is committed to providing a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach for every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. We enable all young people, especially those who need us, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay serves more than 22,000 youth in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties annually at our 22 Clubs. Our staff diligently works with our kids who fall into the Learning Gap due to the disparity in academic performance, creating an Opportunity Gap dependent on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors contributing to academic limitations.  Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential.

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Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend

Boys & Girls Clubs are advocating for youth to have the same opportunities and encouraging young people to harness the power of their voice. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend condemns any act of racism or discrimination. We’ve made it our mission to change the opportunity equation for millions of kids who may not receive the same chance as their peers – sometimes because of their economic status, the color of their skin, or other factors that contribute to the cycles of inequity we see in America today.

We advocate for youth to have the same opportunities and encourage young people to harness the power of their voices. We believe it is critical to speak up and take action.

As a nation, we can and must demand change to support Black people and anyone who faces prejudices as a result of systemic racism. Together, we must listen and take action to ensure the future is great for the millions of kids that are counting on us.

Boys & Girls Clubs, as a community-based organization, will be listening, learning, and taking action to support our nation during this critical time of change. Our pledge is to provide more solutions to support work on race, equity, and social justice so that kids, families, and communities can have a better tomorrow. Help gets more kids on the road to a greater future.

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Equality Florida

Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

Equality Florida formed in 1997 as Governor Jeb Bush took office and Florida’s state government made a hard turn to the right. In an era of setbacks for progressive causes, Equality Florida has defeated or neutralized every piece of anti-LGBTQ legislation filed in Tallahassee since our founding. These bills included efforts to overturn all local anti-discrimination policies, repeal all safe school policies, expand Florida’s anti-gay adoption ban, and prohibit domestic partnership benefits and protections.

Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, or expression.

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Hearts for Moms Inc.

Hearts for Moms Inc. is a nonprofit organization that expands the message of faith, hope, and love by reaching out to the population of single moms. They provide many resources to single moms in need and even have programs detailed to help young single moms and a program to help those excel in the workforce.

Hearts for Moms Inc does not discriminate. They wish to help anyone in need. By providing resources to the mother and children, they are helping limit what possible discrimination the children and mother would receive from society. Simply by giving them a chance to be on equal grounds.

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Micconope 1851

Micconope 1851 serves student-athletes' needs in many life skill areas where we saw a void in the traditional collegiate classroom experience. Additionally, many student-athletes were underserved in financial literacy, money management, and sound savings strategies. We felt if NIL was done correctly, we could create a platform to address these needs and hopefully make a positive difference in the lives of these fantastic young men and women. Additionally, we felt the call to serve when it came to inclusivity. So much so that we recognized the disadvantage many indigenous people experience when it comes to being able to attend college. Our scholarship trustee helped us research and found that native Americans are 67% less likely to go to college than virtually every other race or ethnicity. This call to service resulted in us creating a Seminole Scholarship Fund to assist with expenses for tribal members. We have done this perpetually and hope to have an impact for years.

As for our initiative on equality, we have done several things. First, we made sure that we would distribute our efforts across both genders in an athletic environment that is often male-dominant. Secondly, my co-founder is also the chairman of MFTK Foundation, which primarily provides mentoring and fun activity resources to predominately black school-age children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Tallahassee and Jacksonville. Lastly, we have created what we believe to be a haven for athletes that believe they have experienced racism. This open-door approach has seen several players discuss their frustrations, and we have always been supportive in every way possible, up to and including addressing the offending parties.

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Southern Scholarship Foundation

Southern Scholarship Foundation supports students who lack financial resources, demonstrate excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character attending institutions of higher education.

Southern Scholarship Foundation believes that opportunities to pursue education should not be limited based on the financial, racial, political, religious, or gender status of an individual. We foster a diverse community for all students to live cooperatively and grow together. Cooperative living challenges students to learn from each other, understand differences and similarities, and appreciate others' individuality. We advocate transparency, and respect, and promote an environment in which all members can act as independent, vital members of the #SSFfamily.

Our impact includes reducing housing insecurity among college students, saving each student approximately $12,000 per year, and serving as a stepping stone for first-generation college students, who make up half of our student population.

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The Village Square

The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state, and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil discourse on divisive issues and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.

The Village Square believes in the power of dialogue and disagreement. We spearhead a variety of programming centered around civility and community-building (especially among political opposites). Locally, we work with a variety of community partners, offering more than 30 programs a year. Nationally, we assist other communities with their civility efforts and provide support as needed. Events and programs are created with the intent of building community, fostering dialogue, encouraging disagreement, and, ultimately, increasing empathy.

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