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.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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:
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.