Justice in the United States cannot be honestly treated without consideration of economics as a tool. It is easy to look at ethnic economic disparities in our time and conclude that people of color are simply less motivated or less savvy, thereby not taking into account the systemic economic disenfranchisement over generations that have informed the present mindset and condition. One way this has played out is through redlining and its latest iteration: gentrification. Economic re-enfranchisement will not only have to provide opportunities to those affected by these previous policies, but also provide the capital and means that were actively stolen and passively withheld.
Our innovation provides access to real estate via a community land trust that will afford the opportunity to build the generational wealth that was previously out of reach. All these factors considered, this model is radically comprehensive because it is addressing the effects of longitudinal systemic oppression.
Our focus is on the DC metropolitan area, which includes Baltimore and northern Virginia. Specifically we are targeting individuals from communities impacted by redlining, urban blight and displacement due to gentrification. Our program location is in rural Maryland.
Our team believes in the vision of Soul Cultivators and are passionate about seeing it come to fruition. Our team is motivated by solution based results, and are therefore volunteering their time, expertise and energy in order to materialize our innovation.