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Celebrating Black Innovation

Featuring insights from Black leaders supported through Echoing Green's Black Male Achievement Fellowship, the world's first Fellowship for social entrepreneurs creating systemic change for Black men and boys in the U.S., Invest in Black Leaders celebrates the catalytic impact and power of Black innovation.

Unwavering: The Power of Black Innovation

This short documentary discusses a long legacy of Black innovation to build power in their communities—even as financial support for their efforts remains inconsistent.

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Black Voices, Black Spaces: The Power of Black Innovation

This report explores today's Black social leaders in the larger arc of Black innovation and presents learnings from Echoing Green's last decade of investment in Black social innovators.

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Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund

Through our $75M fund, Echoing Green is investing in next-generation leadership to ensure that the social innovation field is an essential actor in the longstanding racial justice movement.

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Unwavering: The Power of Black Innovation

Featuring interviews including Dr. Cory Greene (also featured in Ava DuVernay’s 13th), architect and activist Deanna Van Buren, gaming and tech educator Damon Packwood, and award-winning social entrepreneur and nonprofit leader Dr. Cheryl Dorsey, Unwavering explores chronic underfunding of Black-led organizations, all the while celebrating the optimism and perseverance of Black innovators from across the country. Unwavering was produced in partnership with Fearless Video, a Black and Brown-owned production company, and with support from Comcast NBCUniversal.

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Unwavering: The Power of Black Innovation is available through exclusive screenings, film festivals, and events. Please subscribe below for updates on the film’s public availability.

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Watch the film’s trailer featuring Echoing Green Fellow Daquan Oliver (pictured above).

Meet the Fellows in Unwavering

Brandon Anderson

Raheem
2018 Fellow

Jelani Anglin

Good Call
2018 Fellow

B. Cole

Brown Boi Project
2012 Fellow

Cory Greene

How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A!)
2016 Fellow

Fagan Harris

Baltimore Corps
2014 Fellow

Teresa Hodge

Mission: Launch
2018 Fellow

Mario Jovan Shaw

Profound Gentlemen
2015 Fellow

Laurin Leonard

Mission: Launch
2018 Fellow

Daquan Oliver

WeThrive
2015 Fellow

Damon Packwood

Gameheads
2016 Fellow

Deanna Van Buren

Designing Justice
Designing Spaces
2016 Fellow

Brittany Young

B-360
2018 Fellow

Supporting Bold Ideas and Visionary Leaders

We find people working on a plan to make the world better in a big way. Then we help them become impactful leaders by connecting them with the tools, resources, and communities they need to bring their ideas to life.

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Black Voices, Black Spaces: The Power of Black Innovation

Written with Equivolve Consulting, this report explores the possibilities for the field of social innovation through a series of critical reflections on Echoing Green’s last decade of investment in Black social innovators. Featuring stories and learnings from the leaders supported through Echoing Green’s Black Male Achievement Fellowship (2012-2020), the report considers the present factors impacting Black social change leadership and calls for sustained support for Black innovators building a world where all people can thrive.

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Comcast NBCUniversal is the lead supporter of the Invest in Black Leaders campaign and an anchor partner of Echoing Green’s Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund. Cornerstone support from Comcast NBCUniversal has enabled Echoing Green to accelerate the impact of visionary leaders addressing racial equity in the U.S., including several of the innovators featured in the campaign.

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