NEW’s Champions for Change builds the capacity for racial equity leadership in Washtenaw County. The Leaders of Color Fellowship (LOC) seeks to change the face of leadership by identifying, cultivating, and investing in local leaders of color. The Allies Academy equips mid and senior-level leaders in the nonprofit, for profit, government, and educational sectors with that skills to lead equity- focused change initiatives within their organizations. By focusing on leaders from the community most impacted by the barriers of structural racism, and surrounding them with allies willing to leverage their power and privilege to champion equity initiatives, we are laying the groundwork for measurable change in the disparate outcomes and circumstances of people of color in Washtenaw County.
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work is pleased to be funded by the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, a collaboration of Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw Urban County (represented by the Office of Community & Economic Development), United Way of Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.