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Community Out Reach & Grants

 

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Community collaborations play an important role in the strengthening of our community. A healthy community begins at the top. Therefore, we need to work together to foster it, if we desire to be successful.  We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support through collaborations. We are pleased to do so alongside with the Town of Aurora and its leaders, Aurora Museum & Archive, Aurora Public Library, Trureal, and our local businesses.

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HOPEFORYOU I BELIEVE GRANT

 AURORA BLACK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION understands that the Black and other minority communities play an essential role in the economy, but in comparison to other cultures, many struggle with financial wellness. In Aurora, a wealthy community, we have many struggling to find an opportunity to come out of their circumstances and get ahead. This grant is designed to slowly eradicate the gap, and when you support ABC these are what you may possible. 

I'm the president of ABC and here is my story. In 1998, and a new immigrant without a supportive family, I barely scraped to find bus fair from Dufferin and King to my job interview with St. Stephen's on Bathurst and St. Clair. The bus driver was kind enough to take what I had. After the interview, a lady from Stephen's Employment Centre (through George Brown College), whose name I only remember as Rita, gave me $100 and 10 TTC bus tickets to start my first Job at a call Centre, until I get my first paycheque. That's where my journey of hope began. She believed in me and sow into my future. I continue to give others the opportunity of hope that she gave me.

HOPEFORYOU I BELIEVE GRANT (HIBG), $1000 is awarded to 2 persons yearly during our Black History Month celebration.  It is designed to help newcomers or anyone between the ages of 25 and 45, who just need someone to believe in them and give them some support. In addition, successful recipients will be provided with six months of mentorship, training, and resources until they are on their feet. 

Two applications are selected yearly! 

Education & Outreach

May your actions reflect your desire

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Nelson Mandel says, "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
There is no greater gift than the ability to service others. We, Aurora Black Community in collaboration with our town, and the entire community, is dedicated to provide the education and outreach programs necessary to build a stronger community for ALL. Bringing change that does't segregate.

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