Witness to Innocence

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Witness to Innocence

Witness to Innocence (WTI) is the only national organization in the United States composed of and led by exonerated death row survivors and their family members. The mission of WTI is to abolish the death penalty by empowering exonerated death row inmates and their loved ones to become effective leaders in the abolition movement. They

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Iron Man

Iron Man, Inc. is an iron works that produces wrought iron fencing, gates, fire escapes, and other products while employing vulnerable people who might not otherwise have the opportunity for gainful employment. Located about 15 minutes from the Untours office, Iron Man competes with large shops and big box stores through artistry and attention to

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Tosheka Textiles

  Based in Kenya and Philadelphia, Tosheka Textiles is working to set new standards in their industry and breaking new ground for textile production in Africa with a focus on sustainability. Tosheka Textiles employs and trains Kenyan women to weave and crochet its designs using organic and recycled materials and even upcycled plastic bags. In

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YESPhilly

Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a non-profit organization that uses art as an avenue to success for Philadelphia students who have dropped out of high school. Their Accelerated High School is a place where youth come to finish high school coursework, discover talents and dreams, and begin college or careers. As their website states, YESPhilly

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Home Care Associates

Home Care Associates is a worker-owned company that provides skilled home care aides in the greater Philadelphia area. The direct care industry is one that employs a large percentage of BIPOC caregivers in its workforce, and many companies in the industry pay only a small portion of their hourly rate to their workers. The work

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SosteNica

SosteNica is a non-profit financial institute that integrates environmental and educational projects with financial services, creating a holistic and long-term approach to poverty alleviation in Nicaragua. A trail blazer in its vision and actions to live gently on this planet, SosteNica creates an important model for green development. Programs center on sustainable housing and agriculture

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Greensgrow

Greensgrow is an innovative Philadelphia-based urban farm project that works to make healthy, local food accessible to city dwellers and opens new options in food deserts.  This creative nonprofit grows food on the former site of an industrial area. They run farm stands, garden centers, demonstration gardens, and educational community programs that revolve around ecology

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Plasticoncentrates

Plasticoncentrates is a Black-owned business based in Chester, PA, an underserved community outside of Philadelphia where the Untours Foundation has worked to support community investment and job creation. This manufacturing company produces specialty color concentrates for plastics. They work in the business to business space, offering color master batches and various engineering compounds. Plasticoncentrates has

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