Because giving is a part of the journey!
Education should be a human right; unfortunately, it is a privilege. Education has the power to improve lives and lineages. Countless students around the world do not have access to education. Educational inequality is pervasive and has a greater impact on students from traditionally under-resourced communities (i.e., students of color, LGBT students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds). Collectively, we can make a difference.
Each month, For Chambers will donate a percentage of proceeds to an education organization that supports students from under-resourced communities. We included a list below of education organizations that we have supported so far (we launched March 2020).
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After-School All-Stars Atlanta (ASAS Atlanta) began in 1994 and provides free, comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. Additionally, about three years ago, ASAS Atlanta implemented their hot supper program with the intention of instilling healthy habits. Each evening, every student is able to sit down to a hot meal alongside peers and mentors. 100% of the students in the program qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program, which is an indicator of family income at or below the poverty line, so getting a healthy dinner on the table is a challenge for many of the families. Due to COVID-19, these programs were suspended, yet ASAS continued to support students by providing resources for at-home learning (https://afterschoolallstars.org/).
Georgia State University was founded in 1913 and is now a leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State #8 in the nation for social mobility, and in 2018, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranked Georgia State #1 public or nonprofit university in Georgia to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African Americans, Asians, and Latinos. In 2020, Georgia State created the Emergency Assistance Fund to help students impacted by COVID-19 (https://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/student-assistance/emergency-assistance/).
True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people. In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers. True Colors United is committed to changing that statistics (https://truecolorsunited.org/about/).
A Mother's Harvest is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2020 and located in Atlanta, GA. A Mother’s Harvest mission is to make lives better a mother at a time by supporting single mothers on the road to greater independence by providing hygience products and gently used clothing, networking opportunities, and life coaching services for them and their children (https://amothersharvestinc.life/).
Dumanis S.P.A.R.K.E!, pronounced (Doo-nuh-miss), is a youth empowerment nonprofit that exists to help youths identify and speak truth to their own sense of greatness and personal excellence while concurrently inspiring greatness and hope within the hearts and minds of subsequent generations of youth. Dunamis S.P.A.R.K.E! facilitates a 3-tier programming model that is geared towards the promotion of STEAM (eSTEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) learning experiences, targeted mentorship and character development (Project EXCELLENCE), and community-mindedness and involvement (Stewards of Global Change) (https://www.instagram.com/dunamissparke/).
Global Education Foundation is a non-profit association that takes a strategic, strengths based approach to addressing systemic racism that involves creating counter narratives through intercultural collaborative opportunities. GEF is committed to developing self sustainable initiatives, like their youth educational journeys to Ethiopia, through collaboration with local communities (https://www.globaleducationfoundationinc.org/).