What We've Done. . .
#TeachPeopleHowToFish #CreateAnEcosystem #SustainabilityIsAllWeDo
Teach EVERYONE 21st Century Tech Skills via BLUE1647
The best way to break the cycle of poverty, prison and violence is to give people a real alternative. We do that through BLUE1647 by providing all interested, not just those who can afford it, with the training needed to get the well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.
So far, this effort has:
Help Others Better Advocate for Themselves & Others
Training alone isn't enough if people still face legal barriers and discrimination. That's why we also help people:
To this end, to date Social Change members have:
Our conversations with community members nationwide regarding the issues and hardships they endure do now fall on deaf ears. When a systemic issues arises that we can assist in addressing, we do.
So far, we've introduced, advocated for, led or assisted in the effort to pass over 20 critical pieces of legislation in several jurisdictions nationwide.The follow are examples of successful such efforts:
How We Continue That Work On The Individual andOrganizational Level via #TheLibertyProject
INDIVIDUALS#TeachPeopleHowToFish #CreateAnEcosystem #Sustainability
21st Century Tech Skills brought to you by BLUE1647
The best way to break the cycle of poverty, prison and violence is to give people a real alternative. Our youth already love technology, why not build on that and teach them the skills needed to get the well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow?
#TheLibertyProject, via BLUE1647, does exactly that.
Know Your Rights & Criminal Record Legal Remedy Seminars
Training alone isn't enough if people still face legal barriers and discrimination. That's why members of the Social Change team also provide the materials and training necessary to know their rights and pursue the legal remedies necessary to avoid being denied opportunities simply because of past mistakes.
Service & Advocacy
Empowerment isn't about giving anyone anything, it's about helping people realize the power they already have.Via #TheLibertyProject, participants also are given the space and resources to:
This can mean anything from having a food and clothing drive to feed those who are without to developing and advocating for alternatives to the policies responsible people for being without food and clothes in the first place.
Film & Fun
The revolution will be televised. . .The journey to finding and harnessing one's voice is inspiring. . .and fun.So, #TheLibertyProject also provides the basic film training necessary for people to document their story, their growth, and their liberation.
For those who are comfortable, they can share their films via social media and/or have their films considered for screening at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival; for others, the film produced will serve as a resource to help remind them of how far they've come. . .and far they can go.
Technical assistance (TA) is the quintessential catch-all term. But, the Social Change team thinks of TA as not just teaching organizations how to fish, but also going withthem on the trip to make sure they actually catch something.Examples of areas where we provide technical assistance are below:
Does your organization need technical assistance?Or, would you like to volunteer to help create Social Change?
If the answer to either question is yes, let the Social Change submit your name, e-mail and suggestion below!
You + Us = More Change