Racial Equity and Immigrant Justice Initiative
Echoing Green and World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund are partnering to launch the Racial Equity and Immigrant Justice Initiative to grow and support the pipeline of bold social innovators transforming systems at the intersection of race and immigration.
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Through the Echoing Green Fellowship program, this initiative invests in the power and elevation of immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color in the U.S. and Canada.
Partnership Summary + Activities
Echoing Green and the WES Mariam Assefa Fund are partnering to amplify and catalyze proximate social innovators working to grow the power of immigrants, refugees, and communities of color in the U.S. and Canada. The initiative provides a continuum of support to new and alumni Echoing Green Fellows creating a future free from racism, white supremacy, colonialism, and xenophobia.
Together, Echoing Green and the WES Mariam Assefa Fund will invest in leaders representing immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color advancing racial equity, economic inclusion, and economic mobility by:
- expanding the pipeline of these leaders working within the social innovation field,
- elevating the direct expertise from immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color, and
- supporting leaders through the Echoing Green Fellowship.
Apply for the Fellowship
Through this Initiative, the Echoing Green Fellowship will fuel the impact of leaders working at the intersection of race and immigration. If you are or know a leader with an idea for transforming systems to support workers and their families, address education inequities, build wealth, or drive economic mobility, please sign up for more information about this Fellowship for early-stage social innovators or apply.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Echoing Green to back social innovators who are building up communities of color in the United States and Canada… As a funder focused on creating more inclusive economies, we seek to shift power and resources to leaders with direct knowledge and firsthand experience of their communities’ needs. This initiative will support Black, Latino, and Asian immigrants, among other communities, who add significant value where they live and work, but often go unrecognized.”
Senior Manager of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
WES Mariam Assefa Fund
Co-founder & Executive Director, Sur Legal Collaborative, Inc.
Founder & CEO, Rosa Es Rojo, Inc.