The SJA is designed to shepherd new and early-stage social justice organizations through the challenges of developing a well-functioning operation, by bringing them into the UJC community, where they will be mentored by expert leaders in the nonprofit and entrepreneurial fields. Accelerator project receive two years of concrete tools, support, and resources to help accelerate the growth of their initiatives.
Our new cohort are tackling some of today’s most urgent issues, from mass incarceration, to interpersonal violence, to family separations, to anti-racist organizing. As leading nonprofit watchdog organization Candid has written, up to 1/3rd of nonprofits may be forced to close due to the ongoing pandemic. Where others are pulling back and disbanding, UJC is surging forward.
“We’re in a real moment to address some of our country’s most pressing issues: racism, police brutality, climate change, healthcare access, vitriolic partisanship, extreme wealth disparities, and more. We’ve recruited bold leaders with vision and solutions to seemingly intractable problems.”
– Brooke Richie-Babbage, Director, Social Justice Accelerator
The SJA grows out of our decades-long history of incubating and supporting organizations that stand with marginalized communities, fight for inclusive communities, and push for transformative system-level change.
Watch the video below to find out more about the SJA, or scroll down to see the bios of key SJA staff, information on our recently graduated first SJA class of projects, and our SJA In Review report.
SJA in review
Read our SJA In Review report, which details the incredible successes of our first class of Social Justice Accelerator fellows. Or download it below.