ioby’s biggest party of the year is on Thursday, November 5, at Brooklyn Brewery! Early bird tickets, available until October 1, are going fast – snag them before it’s too late!
We hope you’ll join us as we party the night away in honor of some of this year’s most amazing leaders. Speaking of….
Behold the awesome powers of our ioby benefit Superheroes:
Tanisha Douglas and Caitlin Gibb, both creatives trained in the Sadie Nash sisterhood model, founded SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective, a youth organization that aims to interrupt cycles of poverty and violence by empowering young, at-risk women of color. T he collective, founded on the pillars of social justice, healing, leadership, and the arts, is in its first year of work in New York and Miami. Of the inaugural class of young female leaders, Caitlin says, “They’re really inspired to uplift their communities. They all have different stories, and they’ve all certainly had struggles. They’re very powerful young women.”
Ade Neff founded Ride On! Bike Co-op in Leimart Village in South LA to empower his community by providing hands-on education about bicycle repair and maintenance. Ride On!, the first co-op of its kind in South LA, aims to help community members learn how to effectively fix their own bikes and become self-sufficient cyclists in a neighborhood where limited mobility has long taken an economic and social toll. Says Ade, “If you know how to fix your bike, you’re more apt to ride.” As part of the recent Great Streets Challenge Grant, Ade’s second successful ioby campaign, Street Beats, will use music and art to envision a safer and more vibrant Crenshaw Blvd.
Daniel Peterson is founder and director of Project Backboard, a Memphis-based nonprofit that makes basketball courts safer, more inviting, and more fun in order to inspire and strengthen communities. “Having our town’s courts renovated when I was in high school really changed the trajectory of my life,” he says. “If you make even minor improvements that draw people out of their cars and off their bikes and out of the house and into the parks, then you start getting that social interaction that strengthens community ties.”
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the awesome power of these amazing Superheroes!