People United Foundation Joining Hands with CareFree Black Girl, LLC
Collaboration of Programs Hoped to Further Empower Both Groups
The People United Foundation (PUF), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has announced their collaboration with the non-profit group, CareFree Black Girl, LLC. The unifying efforts are anticipated to strengthen and further empower both of the organizations. The pair will celebrate with a CareFree Black Girl Festival and Picnic which will be the second of its kind.
“We are thrilled to be joining with CareFree Black Girl, LLC in hopes of a win-win situation for both organizations,” stated a representative of The People United Foundation. “We are proud to be partnering with them and look forward to good things to come.”
The People United Foundation provides resources like courses on entrepreneurship, educational and leadership for students who are considered to be at-risk in low-income neighborhoods. “Teaching success inside the perimeter” is the group’s banner.
The organization was founded in 2011 and since then, has provided their free services to more than 1000 deserving adults and students. Their mission is to educate entrepreneurs and leaders in order to build better, sustainable communities.
Believing that education opens the door for individuals to rise above their situations and to shine, PUF provides educational programs, skills and perspectives to those who need it most. Their core values and mission has met a perfect match with the CareFree Black Girl organization.
CareFree Black Girl, LLC is a lifestyle brand with the goal of empowering women through entrepreneurship and the arts. The organization was founded to embrace solutions for women of color and to help them overcome obstacles. “Our beginning is not our end” is the motto for the group.
By working with local businesses within the community, CareFree Black Girl purposes to rebuild from within by providing platforms, education and services needed to meet the challenges faced by minority women.
The two organizations will come together for the second annual #CareFreeBlackGirl Festival and Picnic on May 12 from 1 to 7 pm at Cleopas R. Johnson Park in the vicinity of Atlanta University Center. There will be a cookout and picnic, food-ways, crafts, arts, women-led DJ sets and performances. Yoga, aerobic sessions and meditation will also be featured. A field day of games and activities are also on the list with hot potato, jump rope, kickball and more.
Over 500 guests are expected to attend. Men, women, boys and girls are all welcome. The event is free of charge and promises to be a fun-filled time for all with great energy abounding.
The event is expected to exemplify what the two groups can do together and to celebrate the union. The next step will be towards their goal of incubating businesses and building community based ecosystems. “We are seeking to raise $100 million dollars to support and empower women entrepreneurship on a national level”, says PUF’s founder and CEO, Lyndon Greene. Those who are interested in helping by way of funding, sponsorship and/or volunteering can find out more on their website.