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SpiritHouse, Inc. $2,500
General support of the initiatives to empower and transform communities most affected by racism, poverty, gender discrimination and the school to prison pipeline, through grassroots programs, cultural organizing and community collaborations. SpiritHouse, Inc. will strategize the use of grassroots art and media, community’s stories, customs, traditions, skills, knowledge, collective healing and visioning to sustain community engagement and to mobilize the community to demand systematic changes and equitable shifts in public policy.
Hidden Voices, $2,500
Project support for the None of the Above project. None of the Above is a community-based project highlighting stories from students, parents, teachers, administrators and justice officials affected by the increase in long-term suspensions, zero-tolerance policies and attrition. Through access, workshops and training, in various means of communication, None of the Above will listen and communicate broadly the perspectives of those most affected and use those perspectives to inform innovative solutions. Thus, creating stronger more connected and engaged communities.
Witness For Peace,
$1,500 Through our Donor Advised Program, the Helen's Fund, FSC is pleased to award a grant to Witness For Peace for use as a scholarship for a youth to attend the Witness for Peace Mexico Delegation. Witness for Peace SE takes many delegations around the world. These delegations allows participants the opportunity to learn firsthand how U.S. policies and corporate practices affect people in other countries. Witness for Peace supports peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Through our Donor Advised program, the Helen's Fund, FSC is pleased to award a grant to SEEDS for general support of their Durham Inner-City Gardeners program (DIG). DIG is a youth driven, urban farming leadership development program that emphasizes sustainable living and growing practices, ecological balance, and the natural recycling of organic materials for plant health and nourishment.
Dispute Settlement Center, $3,000
Through our Donor Advised program, the Helen's Fund, FSC is pleased to award a grant to Dispute Settlement Center for general support of their after school conflict resolution activities at South Estes and Trinity Court public housing neighborhoods. Dispute Settlement Center helps young people and the adults to learn creative ways to approach everyday conflicts. Through interactive and age-appropriate trainings, Dispute Settlement Center helps youth recognize that they have choices when faced with conflict.
Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, $5,000
For general support to protect and promote civil, social and economic rights of Asian Americans through four main programs: public policy, legal education, community organizing and leadership development.
GALEO Latino Community Development Fund, $5,000
For project support of The GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) program; the only statewide program for leadership development of Latinos being conducted in both English and Spanish and the only leadership development program targeting and focusing upon the Latino immigrant population. GIL equips local community members to address many of the pressing challenges and opportunities faced by the Latino community. With the appropriate skills development of leadership and team work, community members will be empowered to act on their own behalf on important local issues.
Latino Advocacy Coalition, $5,000
For general support to address the critical need to create a more inclusive and democratic society in Henderson County through four programs that work specifically to develop new leaders and the growth of self-sufficient and self-advocating, active community members where systems full of abuse become transparent. Particularly the Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287g Program (which allows local law enforcement to act as federal immigration agents and begin deportations upon detainment of an individual), which has consequently increased racial profiling as well as civil rights violations.