On Social Justice

The entire Lincoln Foundation Board of Trustees and staff are saddened by the recent events of discrimination and systemic violence against people of color. We stand in solidarity with those who peacefully protest for equal justice under the law.  Since our beginnings, Lincoln Foundation has existed to provide an avenue for youth of color to navigate past the policies and laws that create barriers to academic success.  At our core, we have always believed that Black Lives Matter.

The tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, and David “BBQ Man” McAtee and too many others, have re-opened the wounds of unfairness and injustice.  As a Lincoln Foundation family made of staff, Scholar families and trustees we are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers.  We support giving a voice to the voiceless.

Our signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® teaches our Scholars to compete academically.  Our students learn to respect and value the dignity of all members of society.  In the past, our Scholars have read and studied the book “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore.  We have held sessions with our Scholar community teaching our families what to do if they are ever stopped by police.

Lincoln Foundation stands in solidarity with our Scholars, their families, teachers, staff and trustees seeking equality and social justice.   We are committed to our mission to remove the barriers our Scholars and their families face during this time of uncertainty. We also join in the call for justice and systemic change to create a better world for all because, Black Lives do Matter.

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