Inclusion Initiative Grantee Networks

The Inclusion Initiative awarded six networks a $33,000 Implementation Phase grant to continue their collaborative work implementing strategic efforts to address systemic wealth inequality in our region.

BLUE HILL CORRIDOR PLANNING NETWORK
(Boston, Mass.)

  • Resident-led and focused on understanding city decisions about development within Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan
  • Implementation project is to incorporate as a planning commission and host a regular Ujama mart to promote home based businesses

WAMPONOAG LANGUAGE CHILDREN’S HOUSE NETWORK
(Mashpee, Mass.)

  • Native parents and children in public schools, implementing a language reclamation project heavily tied to culture

POWER NETWORK
(Central Falls, R.I.)

  • Undocumented workers organized to complete a feasibility assessment for a worker owned cleaning cooperative
  • Will implement a cooperative academy and incorporate in Rhode Island

STEP UP NETWORK
(Providence, R.I.)

  • Youth-led network working to change public policy
  • Working with grassroots organizations to pass a city ordinance against police misconduct and racial profiling
  • Will also implement a rapid response system to engage community members to support youth who are arrested

INDIGENOUS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
(Exeter, R.I.)

  • Implementation project will use the Tomaquag Museum as an incubator for native artists and businesses to network and sell crafts to generate economic opportunities.

UJIMA PROJECT NETWORK
(Boston, Mass.)

  • Focuses on community control of social and financial capital
  • Will implement a democratic resident informed mechanism for direct equity investments in local businesses in Roxbury and Dorchester