Freedom Bag Initiative
Freedom Bags for Community Members throughout the Tri-County area including Historic Downtown Charleston, North Charleston and James Island
Contactless Delivery Every 3rd Saturday.
Food for Thought Expansion
Our goal is to expand our Freedom Bag initiative to bi-monthly initiatives, extending to other marginalized communities within the City of Charleston and North Charleston. In addition we will support and aid in the launch of other mutual aid initiatives, including helping community members lead outreach programs.
Jobs & Vocational Training
In the future, we would like to create job training and employment opportunities through a vocational training program initiative in addition to connecting community members with employment resources and services.
Our goal is to share 1000 Freedom Bags with our community members this year. We are currently partnering with the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture to provide Freedom Bags, which include groceries, personal protective equipment and educational material, on a monthly basis to families in need on Charleston’s Eastside. Our food drive events are called “Freedom Bag Food Drives” and are completely crowdfunded initiatives. To help us, click here.
The People's Budget
We are co-founding members of the Charleston People’s Budget Coalition, which empowers the community to demand control of how their tax dollars are spent to improve quality of life where we live, by divesting from local law enforcement.
We want to help empower our communities to take the lead in advocating for control of their city’s budget and police departments.
We aim to develop educational programs for youth that extend beyond the traditional school day/school year through our youth institute.
Our goal is to create summer youth institute and afterschool program, where students can receive lessons in coding, graphic design, art, video editing, audio engineering, farming/food justice, cultural and natural history and political education.
The youth institute will take place in a classroom setting and include engaging lessons, field trips, service learning opportunities and hands-on activities that speak to various learning styles. Students will also receive a certification of completion at the end of the course.