Franklin County Coalition for Progress is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving for the holiday season. In this one-day online fundraiser on November 27, you can Pledge for Progress and give to FCCP, a local nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization which is dedicated to building a community where everyone is accepted and welcomed.
Your donation --no matter the size--will support initiatives and programs - such as PRIDE Franklin County and our podcast, Progress Pod - that empower individuals to use their voice and continue fighting for social justice and equality for ALL. See our 2018 Program Spotlights below to learn more about FCCP and our work.
FCCP 2018 Program Spotlights:
#1: In February, we hosted an intensive 1.5-day Diversity & Inclusion Training led by Marvin Worthy. The sessions focused on moving from bystander behavior to courageous conversations, not just accepting diversity but actively embracing it. These topics can be tough to face, sometimes, but it is crucial in order to pursue social justice and equality for all.
#2: With the midterm election this year, we initiated grassroots efforts to provide voter education in our community. We distributed 590 voter registration forms with over 50 volunteers. Voter engagement is imperative to a working democracy and making progress!
#3: Common Grounds was a free event series at the Coyle Free Library featuring speakers on various topics, from the Opioid Crisis to How to Run for Office. The series was created to increase social and civil awareness while providing a safe space to share thoughts and opinions. Events like these support FCCP's mission to advance social justice and equality through knowledge and conversations.
#4: Progress Pod is a local podcast hosted by Pete Mazzone and Jeremy Cate. On Progress Pod, Pete and Jeremy explore strides being made on various issues from local leaders and citizens in Franklin County. With 24 shows and over 3,400 listens to date, Progress Pod will continue broadcasting to provide insightful, thoughtful and frank conversation on important topics in our community.
#5: The inaugural PRIDE Franklin County was held on August 5, 2018, offering fun for the whole family in celebration and support of the LGBTQ community. The goal of PRIDE Franklin County was (and is) to increase the visibility of our local LGBTQ community and their contributions, bringing everyone together to celebrate diversity, acceptance, and respect in Franklin County. Planning for the 2019 PRIDE Franklin County is already underway.
#6: We hosted multiple Immigration Community Forums in October which shared information about the economics of immigration, immigration policy, immigrant rights and advocacy. About 150 people showed up throughout the four-part series. By being informed and seeking knowledge, we are empowered to use our voice to stand for equality and justice.
Want to learn more about what we do? Check out details on all our initiatives at fccforprogress.org/about.
You will be able to donate on Facebook on Nov. 27. Facebook and paypal are matching donations made to 501 c 3 non profits dollar for dollar up to $7 million on #GivingTuesday. You can also donate at our website via paypal (look for the "donate" button). You can make a donation anytime on our website! #pledgeforprogress