LEAP sets out to change the monolithic view of the Black experience to one of specificity-- focused on the lived experiences of Descendants of U.S. Chattel Slavery, or American Freedmen. We believe that centering the equity and reparations discussions around lineage is a requirement for having the proper conversations regarding the debt that is owed.
Empowering Communities and Creating Lasting Change
LEAP is proud to partner with a wide range of organizations and individuals who share our commitment to social justice and equity. Together, we work to create a more just and equitable society.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
We are committed to educating the public and raising awareness about the lived experiences and ongoing struggles of American Freedmen. Our outreach programs focus on creating a dialogue and fostering understanding in order to shape the narrative surrounding the case for reparations.
ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM
LEAP is dedicated to advocating for the rights and needs of the Descendants of U.S. Chattel Slavery--American Freedmen. We work to create change through community organizing, public education, and policy advocacy.
LEAP offers a range of services and programs to uplift and support American Freedmen and their families. Our emphasis is on reparations, mental health & overall wellness, political education, advocacy training and financial assistance. Our goal is to ensure that Descendants have equitable access to the resources they need to move the needle and to thrive.
Equity & Advancement
We are working to obtain these specific benefits for our community:
An increase in SBA loans
Enforcement of hirng laws to ensure equitable workforce representation.
End to discriminatory hiring practices in ALL industries.
End to race based redlining and property devaluation.
Affordable housing & rent control for American Freedmen;
Guaranteed shelter & assistance for the homeless Descendants in the city.
Tangible & lineage specific policies to benefit Descendants of U.S. Chattel Slavery at the Municipal, State, and Federal levels.
JOIN OUR TEAM
LEAP is always looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our work. We offer a collaborative and team-oriented environment, and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of American Freedmen.