Our Four Program Areas Local - International

Civil and Human Rights

Includes Political & Civic Participation, Racial Justice, Women’s and Children’s Rights Violence

Social Justice

Includes Economic, Environmental, and Criminal Justice Violence

Education

Literacy, Digital Divide, Violence

Community Health

Poverty & Violence

CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS

Race Toward Reconciliation
Conversations and symposiums on race to promote greater understanding and to identify next steps toward promoting racial reconciliation.

She Matters
An education initiative for girls in Malawi.

Rising Change Agent Servant Leadership Summer Camp
A two-week servant leadership and community service camp for fifth through ninth graders.

Civil & Human Rights Tour (Under Development)
Highlighting unsung heroes of the movement. 

Voter Education/Legislation
Change Agents lobby at the State Capitol, create a platform to share and discuss relevant upcoming legislation, facilitate voter registration and education, and train their peers on lobbying techniques.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Change Agent Leadership Initiative
Servant leadership classes and mentorship.

Change Agent Tank
A social justice competition to create transformational initiatives for the common good.

Community Forum
Exploration and examination of current social justice issues and identification of next steps. Barbershop Community Series A national partnership with barbershops to bridge police and community efforts to support the “beloved community.”

The Great Student Debate
Don’t Fight: Debate! A collegiate debate on civic engagement issues.

Voices of Change
Change Agents use an online blog to express their views on social justice issues relevant to them.

Criminal Justice
Exploration and examination of current criminal justice issues, and identification of next steps. In addition, Change Agents from the Clark Atlanta University Whitney M. Young School of Social Work earn their practicums by serving at an alternative school, infusing conflict management and peer mediation strategies into their work to help interrupt the “school-to-prison” pipeline.

EDUCATION

In-school Violence Initiative
Connecting high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students with elementary, middle school, and high school students in Atlanta’s historic Westside community. Utilizing the non-violence principles of the Institute and coupling them with conflict management, alternative dispute resolution and peer mediation training, our program works directly with fifth through 12th grade school students through peer-led interactions and engagements during school hours Monday – Thursday.

PB & JELI Book Club
A national book club and reading program geared to promote social advocacy, to interrupt the “school-to-prison” pipeline by encouraging literacy, and to promote responsible usage of social media through online discussions and forums.

K-2 Literacy Initiative
Students in kindergarten through second grades are introduced to conflict resolution strategies utilizing sight words, which will improve their ability to read fluently and prepare them for pivotal third grade experiences.

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Mimi’s Pantry
A campus pantry serving the full-time students of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College who do not have a full meal during the academic year.

Mimi’s Garden (Under Development)
An urban garden to add fresh foods to Mimi’s Pantry.

HIV/AIDS Community Education
Student-led initiatives to focus on HIV/AIDS awareness to link the community to testing, treatment, and educational resources.

Dating Unscripted/Domestic Abuse
A dating game that emphasizes developing healthy relationships (mentally, sexually, and emotionally). 

Environmental Justice
Symposiums and conversations geared towards examining inequities and impacts of critical environmental issues.