The LEGO Group has provided detail on the organisations that will receive part of the $4 million fund that will be used to support the Black community.
Following the LEGO Group’s decision to donate money to organisations focused on supporting black children and providing education about racial inequality, the company has announced the organisations that it will work with.
Here is the information on the organisations, shared by the LEGO Group:
SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) – SEO is a free, eight-year academic program for motivated young people from underserved and/or underrepresented communities. More than 90% of SEO students graduate from college and, as part of the SEO network, receive help with internships and career training.
EmbraceRace – A national initiative that supports adults to nurture healthy racial learning in children, with emphasis on the preschool through middle school years. EmbraceRace provides resources and community to parents, educators, and other adult caregivers who want to model and support critical race thinking and inclusive behavior for the children in their lives. Offerings include children’s book resources, webinars, action guides, blogs and personal stories, curricula, and more.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) – For 25 years, this social justice organization has empowered young people to become agents for social change. This grant will expand on programs that address food insecurity and provide paid internships to high school students and alumni who maintain green spaces (a 6,000 sq/ft Community Garden, Farmer’s Market, and Public Plaza) in Harlem. Each month, their emergency food distribution system provides 80,000 meals to predominantly Black and Latinx families.
Year Up – Talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not. Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide and achieve economic justice for all. Across the U.S., Year Up ensures that young adults gain the skills, experience, and support to empower them to reach their potential through meaningful careers and higher education. And their impact is proven: Year Up alumni earn 40% more on average than their peers, just two years after program completion.
Individuals, activists, charities and organisations who have spent decades working to spotlight police brutality, improve the opportunities afforded to black people in the US and campaign for racial equality will be pleased to see the LEGO Group and other companies supporting this cause.