Dear All The Way Up Community,
We have watched with great sadness as the unjust killings of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others have once again exposed the racism and injustice that have plagued America since its founding, leaving in its wake sadness, confusion, anger, disappointment, and heartbreak.
The last several months of living in pandemic, followed by more senseless killings of black Americans, has left us all wanting to do more to stand up for what is right and change the broken system of racial inequality in America.
As a mission and service-based organization, we are committed to our work of providing educational opportunities to all who have been left behind by broken systems. We recognize that many of our students are people of color and that this is one of many factors that has caused them to be sidelined throughout their lives.
We stand in solidarity with those calling for change. Our community is hurting right now, and we call on everyone to stand with us and fight against racism, hatred, intolerance, and injustice. We as a society must do better.
We hope our work can a force of good in effecting change, as we continue to provide access to education to all. We realize that this is only one piece of the puzzle. We call on all of our community to help us find ways to build and grow in our relationships with each other in ways that lead to compassion, understanding, justice, and fairness to all.
Chris Whitaker // Christopher Jennings
Executive Director // Program Director