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RACIAL EQUITY ACCELERATOR

A grant-based program providing racial equity organizations with advanced technology (data science, AI, coding) to fast-track their solutions to systemic racism multifold.

Although AI is increasingly used for social good through a number of grant programs, most organizations on the frontlines of addressing systemic racism remain disconnected from technology innovation. We are bringing them together in the only initiative of its kind that focuses on racial equity in the US and globally.

 

RECENT WORK

Our team and core partners have launched social initiatives with advanced technology including Google AI Impact Challenge.

In this case study, a smartphone app was developed that applies machine learning to weather data to help farmers be more efficient with water resources in arid regions where agriculture is critical to the livelihood of millions such as the Middle East and Africa.

 

OUR MODEL

 

WHO'S INVOLVED

 

IMPACT

Working with organizations in the US and globally who specialize in criminal justice reform, housing equity, healthcare access, education & workforce, civic engagement & voting, and eradicating racism.

5 MILLION PEOPLE

5 CONTINENTS

85 COUNTRIES

ALL 50 US STATES

REA Impact
 

HELP US MAKE THIS POSSIBLE

Grants are awarded to racial equity organizations to be joined by technology and mentorship teams who work with them for several months to advance their solutions to systemic racism.

FUNDERS

Supply a grant pool of $500K-$1M  per project for operational costs of the program.

Family Foundations

Corporate Organizations

Wealthy Individuals

Celebrity Influencers

GRANTEES

Propose innovative ways to achieve their solutions for advancing racial equity.

Non-profits

Civic Organizations

Educational Institutions
Mission-Driven Startups

TECH INNOVATORS

Assist Grantees to apply data science, AI and coding to achieve their goals.


Technology Companies

Startup and Dev Communities

Expert Mentors

Impact VCs

 

MORE WAYS TO COLLABORATE

We invite potential partners to innovate within the framework through value-adding collaboration.

NETWORK AMBASSADOR

Bring stakeholders and decision-makers into our ecosystem, and create relevant reach through your extended networks and outlets.

JOIN A PROJECT TEAM

Collaborate or partner with another organization on a joint idea, or provide in-kind mentorship and resources to teams.

 

OUR TEAM

Racial Equity Accelerator is a partnership between ISM Arts & Culture Ltd. and Collective Impact Network LLC, 
joined by experts in technology, marketing, social innovation, and community partnership.

 

SCOTT MALLORY, JR.

Project Management

Scott is the Founder of ISM, and an Arts & Culture Curator at TRIUMF Lab (Canada's Particle Accelerator Center) leading special projects for public outreach and education.

MICHAEL SEILER

Project Advisor

Michael is the Founder of Collective Impact, and was a Content Lead at Google Startup Accelerator to launch the Google AI Impact Challenge and the 'Ideas to Reality' series.

JASMIN REHMANI

Development

Jasmin is responsible for Business Development + Operations at Expedia, and led the launch of global partnerships and the Experiences program at Airbnb.

NASIM FARSANI

Social Innovation Designer

Nasim is a human-centered design researcher working with government agencies to streamline global data.

MINA SOLTANGHEIS

Technology Advisor

Mina is the Chief Innovation Officer at Wondeur Ai, a Research Affiliate at MIT, and former researcher at Flybits and IDEO.

JUNE TANG

Visual Identity

June is an interaction designer and illustrator from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and GetPerk Co, and a TEDx curator.

CONTACT US

 

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