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Our Black Future Co-op Fund

(pictured l to r) T’wina Nobles (President & CEO, Tacoma Urban League), Michelle Merriweather (President & CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle), Angela Jones (CEO, Washington STEM), and Andrea Caupain (CEO, Byrd Barr Place)

The Black Future Co-op Fund launched June 16, 2020 in recognition of this powerful moment and the opportunity for transformational change. Acknowledging the harm systemic racism has done to the Black community in Washington state, the Fund will be a collective hub for efforts to eradicate poverty, build generational wealth, preserve Black Culture, and celebrate the incredible resilience of the Black community. The fund aims to raise $25 million, with over $2.5 million decided to date. It will uplift Washington’s Black community through intentional investments in areas such as health, housing, education, art, criminal justice reform, and civic engagement.

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About it’s Architects…

George Floyd’s murder moved people of all races to raise their voices in solidarity calling for justice. The Black Future Co-op Fund was formed in recognition of this powerful moment and the opportunity for transformational change. Its architects are four Black women leaders with long histories working to support the Black community across Washington state: Michelle Merriweather (Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle), Andrea Caupain (Byrd Barr Place), Angela Jones (Washington STEM), and T’wina Nobles (Tacoma Urban League).

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