Champions For Change

Champions for Change is a community of practice working towards an anti-racist, co-liberated future. Here, you can learn new ways to disrupt institutional, interpersonal, individual and internalized racism. Here, you have space for radical imagination, experimentation and transformative work. Here, the diverse ideas, experiences, and identities of our community will inspire and guide you.

This program centers local leaders of color and builds a community of solidarity and support for their leadership. We invest in Leaders of Color from the communities most impacted by racism. We create space for them to build relationships with White Leaders willing to leverage their power and privilege for justice. Together, we lay the groundwork for measurable change in the disparate experiences of people of color in Washtenaw County by 2030.

Meet our 2019-2020 Leaders of Color Fellows!

Ultimately, Champions for Change is about our shared healing – through our hearts, heads, and hands. That healing is rooted in principles of co-liberation and embodied practice, and our commitment to active anti-racism. To us, these are essentials for realizing racial equity and justice.

It’s not just content or ‘training.’ This program is about the will to shift our hearts, minds and responses towards a liberated path. The will to shift away from the collective harm of white supremacy. The will to create a future where we all get to live into our purpose.

Our 2020-2021 Champions for Change application is now closed. Application decisions will be announced on Monday, August 24th

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.