Together with a Purpose

What if we could all learn to look past racial, cultural, class, spiritual, gender, and ability identities over others?

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Which categories describe you? (the answer will not be public)

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian)

If you chose to self-identify your race, ethnicity, or origin, please share here: (the answer will not be public)

Liberian

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [State]

  • Georgia

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [City]

Lawrenceville

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [State]

  • Georgia

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [City]

Lawrenceville, Atlanta, Duluth, Norcross, Decatur, Clarkston, Winder and other surrounding counties of Metro Atlanta.

Is your model focused on any of the following traditionally underserved communities?

  • No, not explicitly

Does your model work within any of the following sectors?

  • Community Development and Empowerment
  • Education

Year Founded

2014

Project Stage

  • Idea (poised to launch)

Organization Type

  • nonprofit/NGO/citizen sector

Annual Budget

  • $50k - $100k

Source: How did you hear about the Children’s Wellbeing Challenge? (the answer will not be public)

  • Email

Referral: If you discovered the Challenge thanks to an organization or person other than Ashoka, who was it? (the answer will not be public)

Society for Nonprofit, Grantmakers

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Jestina, I caution looking past racial, cultural, class, spiritual, gender, and ability identities when in fact we should acknowledge difference and honor it!  Looking past these things will only contribute to the lack of understanding one may already have, thus contribute to inequities that divert inclusion.

All in all, I understand where you're coming from, I just wanted give a shot at adding clarity.  Best,

Andre Wicks 

Photo of Jestina Faraj
Team

Hi Andre,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, we go beyond all such but there is in no way, I will give up my faith (spirituality) because it's what defines me. God will make a way and we will be the difference. We hold no discrimination so I will not allow anyone to discriminate against my belief because Jesus call me to this place for such a time as this. *Patience is also a virtue so I will wait until my turn.