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Saran Fossett Encourages Black Girls and LGBTQ+ Youth to Shine

By Spark Point / May 27, 2022

Saran Fossett is the founder and executive director of AZIZA PE&CE (AP), a nonprofit program that uses music, fashion, art, fitness, and entertainment to help girls of color and LGBTQ+ youth build self-esteem and confidence. AP offers in-school, after-school and summer mentorship programming that includes everything from workshops on toxic relationships to museum field trips.…

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Saran and Nile Fossett are a Mother and Daughter Team Opening Doors for Girls of Color

By Spark Point / May 25, 2022

Saran and Nile Fossett are the mother-daughter team behind AZIZA PE&CE (AP), a nonprofit program that uses art, fitness, music and fashion to support girls of color and LGBTQ+ youth on their journeys of self-actualization. Saran is the founder and executive director of AP while Nile serves as the director of operations.  Love is at…

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Adwoa Rey is Grounded in Her Faith as She Fights for Social Justice

By Spark Point / May 19, 2022

Adwoa Rey is the Chief Advancement Officer at Sojourners, a Christian faith-based social justice advocacy organization and award-winning magazine. She is also the President and CEO of Women of Praize, a non-profit dedicated to providing spiritual support for women of color in politics. Adwoa recently founded a second non-profit called You Read You Lead, a…

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Ruby Powell-Dennis is Working to Uplift Black Women in Politics

By Spark Point / April 27, 2022

Ruby Powell-Dennis is the founder and executive director of the Elect Black Women PAC and it’s nonprofit sister organization, The Black Woman Institute. Both organizations engage Black women seeking political leadership. These organizations connect candidates with a network of other Black women leaders across the country in addition to providing outreach and training. “As we…

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Dr. Elesia Glover Created Posh Pack to Address the Issue of Period Poverty

By Spark Point / April 13, 2022

Dr. Elesia Glover is the founder and president of Posh Pack, a nonprofit organization that provides feminine hygiene essentials to students. The organization also works to educate elected officials and the general public on the importance of alleviating period poverty. The organization donated 3,000 pads in 2018. Now, Posh Pack donates 22,000 pads annually and…

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Camille Berry Says to “Keep the Good Going”

By Spark Point / April 7, 2022

Camille Berry is the founder and principal of Camille Berry Consulting, where she helps both nonprofit leaders and for-profit directors learn how to manage relationships and secure funds. She was also recently elected as a Chapel Hill Town Council Member. Years into her nonprofit career, she started thinking about what she wanted next in her…

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Lauren Lattany Encourages Advocates to Own Their Power

By Spark Point / March 24, 2022

Lauren Lattany is the Director Of Government Relations at the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). This organization brings important issues from medical professionals to the attention of policymakers. AMGA also encourages advocates to use their voices to push for change. Although Lauren loves her work, she never thought she’d be a lobbyist.  “I wanted to…

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Tenille Hunter Empowers Individuals Who Face Barriers to Independence

By Spark Point / March 9, 2022

Tenille Hunter is the Chief Operating Officer for Central Arkansas Disability Services, a nonprofit that uses a people-centric approach to empower and support individuals with disabilities in every aspect of their lives. For more than 20 years, this organization has connected individuals with employment supports and community-based programs that support their highest level of independence. …

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Jami Floyd Brings a Focus on Racial and Social Injustice to the Public Media Newsroom

By Spark Point / February 23, 2022

Jami Floyd is an attorney, the Senior Editor for the Race and Justice Unit at New York Public Radio and ​​the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom. She helped create the Race and Justice Unit in September 2020 as a resource to ensure that all New York Public Radio stories are considered through the lens…

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Aisha Nyandoro is changing the conversation around affordable housing and poverty

By Spark Point / February 9, 2022

Aisha Nyandoro always knew she wanted to run a nonprofit organization. Pursuing her doctorate degree was a natural step in learning the right language and insider knowledge needed to be an effective leader in the nonprofit space. But when Aisha found herself working as a research analyst post graduation, not running a nonprofit, she knew…

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