The PACE Alliance of Accountability, Commitment, & Transparency (PAACT) Network is a consortium of intentional companies,
and organizations forming strategic partnerships with subject matter experts to address systemic racial inequities. By focusing on 10 key areas, this network seeks to
support communities of African descent in a commited and transparent manner to drive impact in measurable ways. By forming
alliances with others, our partners are moving past performance allyship via "PR" stunts and amplifying previous lackluster "Diversity & Inclusion" efforts void
of intentional racial focus.
The PAACT Network is focused on working with our partners to create sustainable plans fostering Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI)™.
What if people with similar goals came together to solve the same problems in a coordinated fashion? We desire to bring passionate and intentional companies together, partnerning to strategically grow
our programs while helping them meet & exceed their own organizational goals.
We call this model the Impact Joint Venture™ framework. The key metric our partners focus on is ROI; not "return on investment" but rather than "rate of impact"! We are always seeking to partner with other nonprofits and grassroot organizations to better utilize collective resources to achieve shared goals.
We have a solid track record in curating and creating culturally appealing vocotional skills development curriculum. We started this journey 5 years ago with Floodgate Academy and that passion
for economic change through adult education continues to be core to our mission.
We are working with strategic partners developing programs that will help us find and train qualified candidates for modern careers in both tech and non-tech roles. We invest in people right where they are to increase their earning potential thus having a positive impact on the vitality of Black communities.
We must balance our efforts in development of a modern labor force with developing modern business leaders. We have built an impactful entrepreneurial curriculum and incubator model that has taken novice
dreamers into funded founders. Our team of advisors have raised millions of dollars in venture captial for their own endeavors. Together we are working with other ecosystem influencers to take that knowledge
directly into the communities and put it in the hands of people that could use it most.
We are developing an investment fund + accelerator model to scale globally with strategic partners. This program allows founders to maintain equity while getting the boost they need without worrying about early dilution. Every idea that comes out of the Founder Factory™ doesn't have to be the next tech unicorn. We often focus on helping SMBs grow or assiting struggling "Mom & Pop" outfits with turn-around strategies.
We have learned a very valuable lesson while going through the challenges of being a nascent nonprofit working in the social justice space for people of African descent. While we are focused on growth, it's important not to block the light that others need to grow as well.
We firmly believe that very impactful work comes from people on the ground. These champions work daily to engage with community members about various struggles. These organizations often time lack the structure, budget or visibilty to earn support from foundations and corporate giving divisions. Oftentimes, the safer "PR" bet is for companies to write checks blindly without knowing where that money goes, who it impacts, and most importantly who controls it. However, we are committed to working with grassroots organizations and funneling them the resources they need to grow and scale into sustainable programs jointly serving the community.
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