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    General Social Justice Organizations

    The NAACP is at the forefront of the movement to build political power and ensure the wellbeing of communities of color. Visit NAACP.

    The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Visit ACLU.

    Educational Organizations

    Navigate the Maze to Achievement is a non-profit that helps talented Black Brooklyn youth prepare for specialized school admissions tests and supports them academically and socially while in high school. Visit NTMA.

    Nonprofit org seeks to increase black girls exposure to computer science at a young age. Visit Black Girls Code.

    501C3 provides financial education and advocacy to underrepresented, urban youth. Visit DREAM.

    This nonprofit provides scholarships and other assistance to both individuals and HBCUs. Visit Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

    A youth lead org that works to ensure real integration and equity across NYC schools. Visit integrateNYC.

    Police/Criminal Justice Reform Organizations

    Uses data science to measure and curb bias in policing. Visit Center for Policing Equity.

    Creates and advocates for policy changes related to just and fair policing. Visit Campaign Zero.

    This 501C3 organization promotes law enforcement accountability. Visit National Police Accountability Project.

    Advocate for humane prisons and transparency in the PA criminal justice system. Visit Pennsylvania Prison Society.

    Other Organizations – Community Building, Housing, and Voting

    501C3 defends housing rights of New Jersey’s poor through enforcement and protection. Visit Fair Share Housing Center.

    This 501C3 provides Chicago youth with opportunities focused on STEM, Arts, Civics, Health, Entrepreneurship and Community Development. Visit My Block, My Hood, My City.

    National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a 501C3 dedicated to increasing voter participation in Black and underserved communities. Visit NCBCP.

    Training Sessions

    Shavon Arline-Bradley
    The Founder of R.E.A.C.H. Beyond Solutions, and Co-Founder of The Health Equity Cypher Group, a collaborative of health experts designed to expand the work of health , equity, and diversity and inclusion in all sectors.

    Ms. Arline-Bradley has  provided equity training to VDH senior leadership and key staff.  The training included topics addressing implicit bias, racism and institutional racism.

    Ms. Arline-Bradley was recognized by many participants as an excellent trainer that facilitated an intense topic in a manner to allow all attendees to be comfortable and heard.

    Company website:  https://reachbeyondsolutions.com/

    Contact information:  Shavon Arline-Bradley, shavon@reachbeyondsolutions.com

    Michael O. Royster
    VDH has partnered with the Institute for Public health Innovation around various training including health equity topic areas of racism, bias, cultural competence, and social determinants of health. Dr. Royster and his team are working with partners in Northern Virginia now.

    Contact information:  Michael O. Royster, MD, MPH, FACPM, Vice President, mroyster@institutephi.org, (804) 313-8880

    Articles for individual education

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