Creative Change Consulting aims to build white people’s capacity to discuss, understand, and identify racism, be at peace with being white, and become active champions of racial equity and justice.
Our work is rooted in the belief that it is not people of colors’ job to hold white people’s hands through the challenges, discomfort, and confusion that are inherent to racial justice work because the racism they experience daily is enough of a burden to bear. However, white people can and should be a loving support for one another. This vitally important work is too big to do alone.
Courageous Change Consulting rejects the notion of “good white people” and “bad white people.” White people are, like everyone else, works in progress, and their marginalized identities (working class, Jewish, queer, etc.) matter. Racism is a system that gives white people privilege and power, which they can choose to leverage for good. But even though white people are not the direct targets of racism, they are still negatively impacted by it. Thus, creating a more racially equitable and just society benefits everyone.
“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”
— NADIA Shabazz, FOUNDER
Shabazz had to extend the garden to her front lawn but even then, it wasn’t enough to feed all who wanted to be involved. With neighbors January Blum and Lucas Dupont, Shabazz found a large vacant lot on Main Street and secured it as a farming cooperative. Word about Project Sprout spread throughout Kent County, so the team was invited to help start other community gardens.
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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.
If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.