Sustained collaborations are mutually supportive relationships arising from Bridges or Class Acts that provide continuing opportunities for substantive classmate involvement.
Our relationship with JusticeAid began as a Bridge Project and evolved to several complementary bridging opportunities. Founded by classmate Stephen Milliken, JusticeAid uses music, art, and inclusive public conversation and outreach to fight injustice and promote the exercise of inalienable civil and human rights. Over the past five years, ClassACT has partnered with JusticeAid on concert and educational initiatives relating to juvenile justice, mass incarceration, the incarceration of innocent individuals, and mental health issues in prison systems. ClassACT has provided expertise in strategy, communications, and social media for JusticeAid events in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York. Close to 50 classmates have been involved and ClassACT founding board member Therese Steiner has joined the board of JusticeAid.
In addition to the two projects listed below, we are looking to foster conversation, networking, and action among our classmates and others in the areas of Civic Engagement, the Environment, Education, and Health. Please submit a suggestion for how ClassACT can help you and a nonprofit, check out How to Help to share your skills and interests, and send us an email to raise questions and promote other ideas.
JusticeAid formed in 2013 around a simple but profound idea: to organize music and arts events to increase access to opportunity and justice for every person, regardless of their background or circumstance. We partner with outstanding artists and world-changing charities to fight for those most in need, and to ensure that liberty and justice are indeed inalienable rights for every human being.
Sports Analytics Club Program
Robert Clayton ’73 developed the concept of a Sports Analytics Club Program (SACP) to expand STEM education opportunities to under-served high and middle school students. He had successfully implemented a pilot high school Sports Analytics Club in Baltimore, MD, and needed help developing and expanding the concept. ClassACT has helped to bring together over thirty classmates to assist in the development of SACP. Classmates have helped to facilitate business planning, organization as a not-for-profit, development of a governance structure and financial strategies, and identification of program expansion models to help as SACP has expanded to a multi-city program. The SACP board includes three HR73 classmates.