THE 5 PILLARS
Pillar One: Racial Healing
Racial Healing Defined: Restoring wholeness to humanity through recognizing and respecting commonalities and cultures in order to acknowledge past wrongs and to build genuine relationships across races.
Pillar Two: Poverty Awareness
Poverty Awareness Defined: Becoming continually aware through training and education that a caste system exists and through systemic change it can be transformed to provide all an equal opportunity for economic and life success.
Pillar Three: Employability & Entrepreneurship
Employability & Entrepreneurship Defined: Gaining essential skills through education and training that are suitable for a work environment and/or becoming financially stable through undertaking a business venture(s).
Pillar Four: Leadership Development
Leadership Development Defined: Providing opportunities for participation in programming aimed at the development of leadership skills to be used in all settings – home, work, community, church, among others.
Pillar Five: Culturally Responsive Education
Culturally Responsive Education Defined: Educating from the perspective of relating respectfully with people of your own culture as well as those from other cultures (National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems: Dimensions of Culturally Responsive Education, p. 13)