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BLACK LIVES MATTER

We believe? No. We KNOW that Black Lives Matter and we are committed to taking a stand against racial inequality, however small or monumental the issue. 

I believe that our local community is the best way to make a large impact swiftly, so the causes I'm choosing to support align with the values of promoting leadership and education, conversation and relationship building in our local community.

Here are some community organizations we pledging our support toward:

The Bold Academy 

BOLD , Black and Brown Opportunities, Leadership and Development, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization created in an effort to support, nurture, and enhance the leadership skills of Black and Brown girls in Columbia. The mission of BOLD is to empower and uplift Black and Brown Girls through enrichment opportunities, leadership training, education, and positive identity development. BOLD began with a small coalition of women who shared a similar vision: To create a strong social and professional network for young Black and Brown girls in the city of Columbia so that they could not only reach their potential, but have support and guidance from strategic partners along the way.

Race Matters, Friends:

Mission: Race Matters, Friends (RMF) will confront Columbia’s history of racial inequities by practicing courage and collaborating with trusted partners to build transformative policies that dismantle disparities in all local institutions and organizations. RMF’s equity work includes focusing on race, class, LGBTQIA+, disability, religion, and other marginalized groups, ethnicities, and cultural groups.

Vision: A courageous community that is inclusive, collaborative, and engaged in social equity.

Values: Equity, Learning, Teaching, Pedagogy, Action, Collaboration, Accessibility

What Else: This group also promotes nurturing questions and conversations about racial equity, racism, and structural inequality in Columbia, MO; the United States; and the world. 

Inclusive Impact:

At Inclusive Impact Institute, we’re committed to creating diverse and inclusive communities. Our curriculum reflects this commitment, as well as the diverse backgrounds and cultures of our instructors and participants alike.

We offer an unmatched variety of events, experiences, and programs, created for individuals or groups of all ages and academic levels. Browse our site to learn more, and get in touch if you have any questions.