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Racial Justice Program

YWCA of Greater Flint

www.ywcaflint.org

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $113,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2002–September 30, 2004
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

According to 2000 Census data, a variety of racial and ethnic groups make their home in Genesee County. Research conducted by the Harwood Institute in 1996 revealed that the vast majority of Genesee County residents see race as not only an ongoing issue for the community, but an impediment to progress in a number of areas. There is a critical need for programs to help individuals and groups address issues of race and equity.Multiyear funding will support a pilot program consisting of four specific initiatives: Challenging Racism workshops; a partnership with the Resource Center to increase the diversity in the pool of local volunteers; efforts to build the organizational capacity of the YWCA to implement its mission of eliminating racism; and anti-racism community projects.The YWCA of Greater Flint is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a socially just society by providing opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power and by working toward the elimination of racism.