Raising the collective voice of nonprofit leaders of color through a BIPOC informed, community-focused, equity-centered design.
Over a decade of supporting Youth INC, we have witnessed the incredible work they do to provide youth development organizations with the resources to help young people develop skills and confidence to achieve their full potential. Our contribution to fund the launch of the Rise Academy for Leaders of Color underscores our commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in our business and communities as Youth INC expands its efforts to provide dedicated support for BIPOC nonprofit leaders.
Nonprofit boards and executive leaders are disproportionately white, which creates risk for the organization – from ineffectiveness at best to unintentionally doing harm at worst. We launched Rise Academy for Leaders of Color to focus on remediating historical inequities so that BIPOC leaders can ascend to their seats at the table.
Structural inequities in the nonprofit sector have perpetuated disparities amongst its leadership. As a capacity builder, we are uniquely positioned to assess and address these barriers and support our rising nonprofit leaders of color and partner organizations by creating an environment where everyone can have access and opportunities for leadership that will influence how organizations lead youth constituents of color.