Stand Together Foundation Welcomes Ninth Cohort to Catalyst Program
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As we kick off the summer, we’re also excited to kick off the Catalyst Program experience for 15 new nonprofit partners who are dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in communities across the United States.
With the launch of our ninth cohort of Catalysts, the Stand Together Foundation Catalyst Network now has more than 150 partners across 46 states.
We selected the organizations in our newest cohort for their unique, innovative approaches and demonstrated success in transforming lives, and we’re thrilled to help them help more through participation in our highly selective six-month mentorship and business training program!
Meet the members of our Catalyst Program Cohort 9:
Addiction Recovery, Mental Health and Trauma
- Bridle Up Hope (Alpine, UT) empowers young women grappling with mental health issues to build positive relationships and experience self-confidence in an equestrian training program.
- Brigid’s Path (Kettering, OH) tackles the opioid crisis by helping children born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) withdraw from drugs in a comfortable, home-like setting, while also connecting their parents with an array of services and support.
- Poetic (Dallas, TX) supports girls who have experienced abuse and trafficking to reclaim their lives through its four-systems approach: 1) comprehensive, individualized trauma therapy, 2) a creative arts studio for music and art therapy, 3) a design studio, where they learn about potential eventual job career paths and 4) a homeschool in a safe, supportive environment.
Youth and Education
- The Artist Outreach (Dallas, TX) equips children for lifelong innovation by exposing them to the power of music.
- iFoster (Truckee, CA) provides tailored solutions to children living in foster care, equipping them with the tools they need for success in school, in their communities and beyond.
- Mile High Workshop (Denver, CO) helps those transitioning out of homelessness, incarceration or drug addiction get paid work experience through its employment and training programs in production and manufacturing.
- Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Chicago, IL) connects Chicago-area businesses with unemployed and underemployed workers.
In-Prison, Reentry and Second Chances
- A Second U Foundation (New York, NY) fights recidivism by training formerly incarcerated individuals as certified personal trainers and connecting them with employment.
- Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) (Milpitas, CA) equips youths implicated in or at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system to lead lives of confidence, responsibility and hope through a variety of programs in legal education, leadership training and mentoring.
- Prison Entrepreneurship Program (Houston, TX) prepares incarcerated men to thrive upon re-entry through its leadership and business administration programs, designed to foster innovation and responsibility.
- Prison University Project (San Quentin, CA) provides comprehensive in-prison education programs, as well as through advocacy and program development assistance.
Financial Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
- Four Bands (Eagle Butte, SD) supports small business development, financial literacy and other economic empowerment gaps in the Native American community of South Dakota.
- Hustle PHX (Phoenix, AZ) connects aspiring entrepreneurs from disenfranchised urban areas with the support they need to create a business that operates for the good of their local community.
- The Life of a Single Mom (Baton Rouge, LA) helps single moms flourish through its many programs, which include education, counseling, physical fitness and support groups.
- LIFT (Washington, DC) assists its members – parents of children aged eight years or younger – in setting and accomplishing goals for their family through one-on-one coaching and financial and relational sources.
Click below to find more information on our Catalyst Program or to apply to join our next cohort.