Featured Partners & Activities

The IJSC Collaborative thanks the partners below for their important work and for the chance to support them in ways that THEY have requested. Thanks also to members of the Southern community who participate in and otherwise support these partners and events on their own or with the IJSC Collaborative.

Urban Nonprofit Logo

Urban Nonprofit Network’s mission is to strengthen small, urban nonprofits led by people of color to be more effective and sustainable so they can have a positive impact on their underserved communities. Under the direction of founder Doreen Abubakar, the IJSCC is supporting an effort to learn, from Black non-profit leaders, what structural and systemic barriers they have faced and what suggestions they have for improvements toward equity.
Photo of African-American friends/family around a dinner table with "Liberation Table: A Black Diasporic Tradition" in white text

Liberation Table is an opportunity for Black people of the African Diaspora to host family and friends over a traditional meal with African roots and to reflect upon our history of innovation, resilience, and strength. Liberation Table and the Integrated Justice & Social Change Collaborative hosted, and plan to continue to host, meals to support this tradition.
Flier advertising the Undoing Racism workshop Feb 24-26, 2023 at SCSU. With registration link.

Elm City-UROC (Undoing Racism Organizing Collective) is
a multiracial, anti-racist organizing collective on the move to dismantle racism, end all forms of violence and oppression, and struggle together for justice and equity. The IJSCC has co-hosted two Undoing Racism workshops with Elm City-UROC and plans to co-host workshops at SCSU annually in the Fall and Spring.

Kente cloth with the words CT Black Doctoral Network Online Kickoff Event Feb 28, 6:30-7:30pm

The brainchild of Dr. Jonathan Berryman, the CT Black Doctoral Network is a professional interest and action group open to any Black individual residing in Connecticut who has received a doctoral degree in any discipline. The IJSC Collaborative provides administrative and organizing support.

United Way of Greater New Haven Logo

United Way of Greater New Haven creates solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. This fall UWGNH asked the IJSC Collaborative to develop and co-facilitate their Annual Equity Challenge Community Facilitator Training.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Haven Logo

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater New Haven is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The IJSC Collaborative facilitated their annual staff retreat which focused on strengthening personal empathy and excellence in service of more equitable results for the students they serve.
Ethnic Heritage Center Logo

The Ethnic Heritage Center is comprised of 5 different historical societies: African American, Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Ukrainian. Its mission is to preserve and share the histories of the ethnic groups that have contributed to the vitality of the Greater New Haven community, and promote the values of human dignity and social justice. The IJSC Collaborative is supporting EHC’s Strategic Planning process

Madre Latina Logo

Madre Latina’s mission is to educate and empower generations of Latinas with the robust tools necessary to take their careers, businesses and lives to the next level. Madre Latina and the IJSC Collaborative have begun to partner on youth/parent financial literacy and college information and preparation supports.

Logo BRYDGES with a bridge and a person with arms raised

Brydgesvision is to empower and engage Youths and Young Adults through diverse leadership training and enrichment programs so that they can become change agents and leaders within their church and communities. Brydges and the IJSC Collaborative are working together to support youth financial literacy and college and career exploration.

The Greater New Haven African American Historical Society’s goal has been to create a better understanding of the local history and culture of people of African heritage through preservation and celebration. The GNHAAHS is planning an intergenerational (his)story gathering event in September and the IJSC Collaborative is collaborating with planning, branding, administrative, logistics, and other supports as needed.