Our Work

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The Work We Do

Our commitment is to promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in metropolitan Atlanta and the American South. Through a diverse array of program areas, we tackle systemic barriers and work towards building a just, inclusive society. From empowering youth to advocating for equitable policies, our initiatives strive to create lasting change in communities impacted by historic injustices.

Our Focus Areas

Just Energy (Energy Equity/Climate Justice):

The Just Energy Portfolio works with partners to educate and engage low-income communities of color in Georgia about the impact of power generation policies on utility bills and the environment. By addressing sourcing and commodification of power, the program aims to improve air and water quality, benefiting residents' health and well-being.

Just Growth (Equitable Development):

Just Growth enables community engagement in decision-making processes for development projects impacting residents, regardless of their background. Just Growth adopts a systems approach to create thriving communities and regions where all residents can participate and benefit from decisions shaping their living spaces.

Just Health (Health Equity):

The Just Health Portfolio strengthens internal and external capacities to address health inequities with a focus on social justice principles. By fostering an organizational culture that supports courage, innovation, and accountability, Just Health strives to promote health equity for staff and community partners.

Just Opportunity (Economic Inclusion):

Just Opportunity focuses on empowering low-wealth and communities of color that have been disproportionately affected by economic injustices. Just Opportunity advocates for economic inclusion, promoting equity in income distribution, wealth building, employment, and entrepreneurship among vulnerable populations.

Impact Division:

The Partnership for Southern Equity's Impact division is comprised of the Data, Research, Innovation and Policy (DRIP) Team, PSE's social enterprise consultancy work through Just Solutions, and oversees volunteer support and leadership academies across the organization.

Just Solutions (Consulting Social Enterprise):

Just Solutions is PSE's consulting social enterprise, working to build organizational and leadership capabilities in addressing racial equity and other systems of privilege and oppression. The program aims to rectify inequitable outcomes across communities and institutions.

Justice40 Accelerator:

The Accelerator, a collaborative partnership, supports organizations addressing climate, environment, and social injustices in their communities. It helps underfunded frontline organizations access funding from various government entities by providing technical assistance, project predevelopment funding, and strategic communications tools.

YES! for Equity (Youth Empowerment):

YES! for Equity empowers youth by integrating their voices into PSE's racial equity initiatives. Through customized training, coaching, and technical assistance, Yes! for Equity helps individuals, organizations, and communities prioritize racial equity through the YES! For Equity Youth Power Model®.