We need more organizations like these!
The Current Project, a Harlem-based nonprofit organization that’s committed to closing social and economic gaps for Black single mothers, was founded in 2020 by Alisha L. Gordon. Transforming her lived experience into a passion-driven mission, Gordon is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of raising a child alone. She's an awarded teacher, faith leader, and social strategist whose work intersects social advocacy and culture, but she's a mother before anything else.
According to The Current Project (TCP), there are more than four million Black single mothers in the U.S. TCP continues to combat these stats by connecting programming and policy via their program, Current Economics. This program helps Black mothers by temporarily alleviating their living costs while they complete a post-secondary degree, earn a work related certificate, or start a small business.
It's a 6-week financial wellness program that merges economic education with emotional wellness, and 54% of those who participated reported saving money over the course of the program.
In TCP's inaugural year, Gordon and the team raised more than $175K for initiatives that directly impact the emotional and financial wellness of Black single mothers across the nation. This founder believes that when they thrive, we all thrive!
We couldn't agree more.
Learn more about what Gordon is doing here!
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