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THE BLACK LITERACY & ARTS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

CREATING

EQUITY

Our goal is to support, educate and elevate BIPOC in order to create an equitable starting point between them and their white peers.

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ABOUT THE BLACK LITERACY & ARTS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

The Black Literacy and Arts Collaborative (B.L.A.C.) Project is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that was created as a means to educate, empower and uplift BIPOC youth and creatives at the intersection of art, culture, and activism. By invoking radical imagination we encourage BIPOC communities to change landscapes all while inspiring new realities.

 

Our goal is to support, educate and elevate BIPOC in order to create an equitable starting point between them and their white peers. Through artistic expression and engagement as well as bespoke programs and events, we serve as a connection point and source for underserved BIPOC communities to access the critical education and resources needed to thrive.

Through bespoke programs, events, and varied platforms, we connect our underserved communities with mentors they can relate to, curate unique experiences and programs, provide resources and invoke activism through a cultural and artistic lens.

Want to discover a new you? Do you wish to do something rewarding for both you and your community? Join us at The BLAC Project by signing-up to volunteer and make a difference! 

Anyone can sign-up, even you!  The only qualification required is your desire to help someone in need.

The B.L.A.C. Project, Inc. is seeking volunteers for its ongoing work of prioritizing access for marginalized populations nationwide. We at The B.L.A.C. Project recognize the need for critical social and economic services, as well as sustainable programming and resources within the creative and entrepreneurial spaces of our communities. It is our hope that with your time, help, support, and selflessness through volunteerism, that we will be able to bridge the gap and create new spaces fostering solutions and opportunities.

 

When you volunteer at The B.L.A.C. Project, you are:

  • Telling Black youth and families that you care about their futures and access to opportunities;

  • Sharing in community and human kindness;

  • Aiding education in communities and sustainable programming;

  • Growing and becoming a better person;

  • Participating in collective empowerment;

  • Actively working to make a difference!

 

When you volunteer at The B.L.A.C. Project, you:

  • Don’t need any prior knowledge or experience;

  • Don’t need a  college degree, GED diploma or certificate;

  • Don’t need any medical or pedagogical skills;

  • Don’t even need to know what to say;

All you need to do is sign-up to volunteer and show you care!

If you wish to serve and be the change you want to see- or if you cannot volunteer but wish to support our mission and programming- please follow the instructions below to sign-up or send us an email at hello@theblacproject.com for more information! 


We are looking for you. Yes, you! Because only together can we make sustainable, impactful and positive change!

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WHY THE ARTS?

People with backgrounds in the arts are typically capable of complex thinking skills such as:

  • gather information as they explore an idea, composition, or project

  • generate imaginative, original ideas that add a new twist

  • practice analytical skills to better understand a situation

  • gain in-depth understanding of issues and topics

  • find structure even within disorder

  • recognize challenges and problems

  • demonstrate respect for others' concepts and experiences

  • are flexible and intuitive when considering possibilities

  • use logical reasoning as they weigh alternatives

  • explore options for possible solutions

  • make decisions confidently

  • refine solutions based on outcomes

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OUR PROGRAMS

The BLAC Project programs integrate visual and performance art in the curriculum in order to help participants learn in ways that are both appealing and effective.

Through the arts, participants have various opportunities to learn, use, and refine critical thinking skills that will develop them into thoughtful and well-rounded individuals. To ensure the success of our programs, there must be a collaboration amongst program leaders and parents.

Our programs serve as a connection point to educate our communities at the intersection of art, culture, and activism. Through artistic expression and engagement, we will empower our communities, change the landscape, and inspire new realities.

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BECOME A MENTOR

We are currently looking for BIPOC mentors from every industry to participate in a hybrid mentorship program spanning from July through the beginning of September 2021. Mentors should be willing to commit to 4 hours of mentorship per week.

BECOME A PARTNER

We are working with our partners to build an infrastructure that helps us support, educate, and uplift underserved BIPOC nationwide.

ROCK WITH US

We are a diverse team of inclusive huemans who have a passion for education, access, and equity.

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