Fall 2016 Grant Recipient #2: Be the Bridge
for July 5th, 2016
The Be The Bridge mission is to INSPIRE the Church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racial division and for the Church to be present and intentional towards racial reconciliation. Since receiving our grant, Be the Bridge has grown to over 7,000 Facebook members and has over a 120 groups around the country. Be The Bridge attained their 501 © 3 and held a launch party in October 2016. LaTasha, founder of Be The Bridge, is working on the second edition of the Be The Bridge to Racial Unity Guide. LaTasha and her team are actively training more group leaders and organizing meetings with city officials and church leaders. We are excited to see how Be The Bridge continues to impact communities. Legacy Collective continues to support the work of racial reconciliation in communities throughout the United States.
Tasha is the author of “The Bridge to Racial Unity” which she has made available online for free and has been downloaded more than 8000 times. Today, the BTB movement consists of over 100 groups that gather throughout the US and over 2600 Facebook members. The group has been a forum for learning as members from different ethnicities practice the values of BTB and grow their understanding towards being effective bridge builders in their community.
The Be the Bridge Mission is to INSPIRE the Church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racial division and for the Church to be present and intentional towards racial reconciliation. To EQUIP bridge builders towards fostering and developing vision, skills and heart for racial unity. To BUILD partnerships with existing organizations who have heart for diversity, racial justice, restoration and reconciliation.