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The 10 movements we are supporting in 2020 voted by the Thrive community:
The ACLU has been defending the constitutional rights of Americans for almost 100 years. Its mission is to protect the civil liberties of every person in the US and to create a world where “we the people” truly means all of us. The ACLU has been at the forefront of supporting the BLM protests and helping to dismantle systemic racism through legal assistance across the United States.
This nonprofit envisions a world where every woman is treated as an equal and is free to make crucial decisions related to her own reproductive health. Its attorneys fight both nationally and internationally to give women access to birth control, safe abortions, and all manners of reproductive care.
Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
Defy provides entrepreneurial education and employment readiness training to people who are currently incarcerated. Their blended learning program combines face-to-face and video courses that teach job readiness, entrepreneurship, technology basics, personal finance, etiquette, and personal development, to incarcerated people. The program also provides follow-up with post-release job placement, entrepreneurship startup funding, and ongoing mentorship. We love Defy’s mission so much that the Thrive team volunteers with the Defy team.
Earth Alliance is an organization that focuses its efforts to protect ecosystems and wildlife, ensure climate justice, support renewable energy, and secure indigenous rights. The organization was founded and is supported by environmental activist and Academy Award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, businesswoman and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, and philanthropist Brian Sheth.
The Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in which veterans take part in nine sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing. Named after Invictus, Latin for "unconquered" or "undefeated", the event uses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.
Founded by a group of college students after the 2008 financial crisis, Moneythink believes that dealing with financial illiteracy has a lot to do with talking to kids. With the belief that children are the future, the organization sends trained college students to provide mentorship to urban high school students. The aim of the program is to help young people develop financial and entrepreneurial values by understanding the basics of personal finance and business development.
Project Semicolon is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness. You may have seen the impact of Project Semicolon through stories about people getting tattoos of semicolons to symbolize their mental health journeys. The message of Project Semicolon is simple, “A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life.” Though the message is simple, the movement and its impact are significant. Since 2013, Project Semicolon has saved the lives of over 5.2 million people through awareness, education, and support.
The ultimate goal of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among LGBTQ people under 25 by providing them with counseling and education. It offers young people support with trained counselors via phone, text, and online chat. Every $1 donated allows people to get one more minute of counseling.
World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés, the organization first prepared food in Haiti following its devastating earthquake. Its method of operations is to be a first responder and then to collaborate and galvanize solutions with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger, immediately following a disaster. Their COVID-19 response has so far served over 10 million fresh meals to students, families, seniors and frontline healthcare heroes and helped over 1,600 restaurants keep their lights on and serve their neighbors in need.
Is there an organization you think we should support next year? Send us your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why they’d be a great addition to our community.