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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep it Pushin’ was founded with the community in mind! It is all about giving back and inspiring youths to keep striving day in day out to become something no matter what circumstances they come from. We want to help the underserved communities because the odds are often stacked against them whether it be here in America or Nabi’s home country of Kenya.
We are trying to overhaul the "status quo" society places on inner city communities worldwide. We want to start with the youth from ages as low as 3 or 4. We want to provide them with the resources and opportunities to grow from that age to enable them to get what they need to prosper especially later in their youth years and beyond! This venture is unique as we want to use soccer as the unifying factor for the youth and from that we strive to provide them with the knowledge to grow and evolve! In terms of services, we want to be multi-dimensional in our approach. We plan to drop merchandise including shirts and hats with the Keep it Pushin' signage on it! A percentage of proceeds will go directly to youths in inner city communities! My first goal is to use the proceeds to provide soccer equipment to youth soccer players in kenya. Also, I hope to use the proceeds to do things like free soccer camps with not only myself but other pro soccer players for kids to get inspired and first hand knowledge about what it takes to get to such a level. Lastly, I would like to use the proceeds to create a curriculum that focuses on mentality/wellness sessions for youths who may not usually have the resources available to get important information at such a critical age!
Koffee with Keith is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit company that is led by Keith Hawkins. Our love for coffee and people are at the heart of what we do as we strive to bring the two together through education and conversation. We aim to educate and introduce consumers, curators and those who are just interested in the world of coffee to an awe aspiring voyage that will undoubtedly compel conversations and shifts in thinking.
Our vision is to create a system of educational platforms and partnerships around the specialty coffee industry that will allow our participants to learn coffee specific training that they can take and apply immediately as we connect them with our coffee partners for an opportunity to interview for employment.
Our mission is to seek to educate, inspire and unite our shared experiences around coffee and to translate that energy into life-changing economic empowerment for all who experience our training.
Through our monthly workshops, we educate and inspire disenfranchised youth and adults about the benefits of entrepreneurship and the history of coffee, has become a staple in our community. We instruct on fundamental barista training, instilling knowledge and skills that they will be able to take and apply immediately in order to build successful futures for themselves and their communities.
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.
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.
We believe in continuous improvement, and we know we have more to do. As the global leader in the fight to end blood cancers, finding cures for all people impacted by these diseases is in our DNA. We will continue to educate ourselves, engage in difficult conversations, and hold ourselves and each other accountable.
At LLS, it is important that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome, seen, and heard. We grow stronger when we embrace and learn from our differences. At the same time, we recognize that our shared identities unite us, creating a sense of belonging.
Together, we are working tirelessly to create pathways for equity for our staff, our volunteers, and our communities, while driving forward change that honors our mission and stands against systemic racism and injustice in all its forms. We are determined to break down barriers and address the needs of underserved populations. To date, we have pioneered advances in treatment that stem from a diverse ecosystem. By bringing together different perspectives, backgrounds, and thinking, we are fueling innovative breakthroughs that are a life force for blood cancer patients and their families who deserve to receive the best care and support possible.
We stand for equal treatment, equal opportunities, and equal rights for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people with disabilities, Hispanics and Latino/a/x, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups.
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.