Legacy Collective Grant Recipeints
for April 22, 2016
It is our great honor to announce that the first two Legacy Collective Grant Recipients!
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.
Together, Leroy and Donna Barber have spent nearly thirty years dedicating their lives to confronting poverty, homelessness, and racism, restoring local communities, developing leaders and living what Dr. King called, “the beloved community.”
In various urban contexts, the Barbers have created projects and programs that transform lives. Leroy is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of The Voices Project, a network of African American and other leaders of color dedicated to the support, training and promotion of marginalized voices. He is Chairman for the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and The Simple Way and has authored three books including Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White: Who’s More Precious in His Sight.
As an educator, consultant, and coach, Donna Barber works to develop youth and urban youth program leaders. In addition to being the Co-Founder and Director of Operations at The Voices Project, Donna serves as Academic Director for The Champions Academy, a new initiative of The Portland Leadership Foundation.