Emerging Philanthropists UNevent supporting United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
Emerging Philanthropists UNevent

About Emerging Philanthropists UNevent

Instead of attending an event, we’re inviting community members to take the money that they would have spent on a night out and invest it in United Way’s On Track to Success program,  specifically the Ujima Initiative — an empowerment initiative for black youth.

Our UNEVENT on November 30th, 2021 will celebrate all those who stayed home to change the life of a student by donating to United Way.


Your gift to #UNevent4Ujima can change a student’s life and enrich the lives of black youth.    

Ujima (oo-JEE-ma) is a Swahili word meaning collective work, union, and/or association. It was adopted into Kwanzaa as the third principle.

Racially-marginalized youth face additional cultural and racial barriers navigating through secondary and post-secondary schools. The Ujima Initiative is an equity strategy of the On Track to Success (OTTS ) program. The program will be enriching OTTS by providing relevant cultural support and programming to Black youth.

Main supports of the program include:

  • ​Academic Support
  • Community Mentoring
  • Career Planning
  • Financial Support
  • Wrap-around Support

United Way’s Emerging Philanthropists are leading the charge to raise $40,000 to support the Ujima Initiative of On Track to Success to provide relevant cultural support and programming to youth.


Starts at:  October 18, 2021 6:45 PM
Ends at:  December 13, 2021 6:00 PM





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