A message from Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) Dear Partners and Friends, We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and well. As many of you know, Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) officially closed its’ doors on July 31, 2020. Over the past decade YES! has employed more than 100 young people from all across…

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Volume 2020, Issue 9 The work of equity takes courage, commitment, and compassion. It’s not the easiest work, especially as we wrap up 2020, but in all things, we give thanks and remember who we are. I hope the words above from “Remember” by Joy Harjo, performer, and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and…

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Four Networks Launch Georgia Systemic Change Alliance with $800,000 To Advance Meaningful, Place-Based Change for COVID Crisis and Racial Justice SAVANNAH, GA – In response to the COVID-19 crisis that has deepened existing racial, social, and environmental disparities, four placed-based networks emerged and united to launch the Georgia Systemic Change Alliance. The networks share three…

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Whether in Adel, Savannah, Summerville, or Fort Valley, our intrepid community organizers bring the work of racial equity and shared prosperity to kitchen tables throughout Georgia. As members of their local communities, these advocates have shifted their work to keep their communities fed and safe by serving in food banks and administering COVID-19 tests in…

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We are grateful for each day we get to advance racial equity and shared prosperity. We have you to thank for our progress. Your contributions, thoughts, prayers, ideas, and presence have sustained us over the past 10 years. We are now looking towards the coming 10, 15, and 20 years to come, and we need…

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Volume 2020, Issue 8 The Partnership for Southern Equity along with the equity ecosystem throughout metropolitan Atlanta is working hard to change the fundamental systems that perpetuate inequities. And at the same time, we see the immediate need to support Black and disinvested communities. We created the COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund as a part of…

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Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen the hurt and pain it has caused to our most vulnerable communities due to the lingering effects of systemic racism Many have lost jobs. The national unemployment rate for African Americans, Hispanic and other communities of color has jumped to 15 percent. On top of that, many…

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10-year veteran and Partnership for Southern Equity long-time advocate, Dwayne Patterson, advances racial equity as Babcock Foundation’s first Chief Equity Impact Officer To our dearest partners and friends, It’s with mixed emotions that I announce that Dwayne Patterson, Vice President of Strategy and Engagement and one of The Partnership for Southern Equity’s (PSE) longest supporters,…

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Volume 2020, Issue 7 – “Good Trouble” Some of my favorite memories as a kid in the 1980s are of my Aunt Claudette bringing me to work at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference national office on Auburn Avenue. The people there “poured” their stories and hopes into me during that time, which in many ways…

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With the persistence of COVID-19 cases in metropolitan Atlanta, conflicting responses to preventative measures, cancellation of events, and the advisement to limit contact, the Partnership for Southern Equity’s (PSE) senior leadership team have decided to serve the equity ecosystem remotely and close our offices until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (updated). We will assess a possible extension of our…

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