Mijha: Jambo Book Club exists to broaden the perspectives and build the empathy of our readers and their families. We shine a spotlight on diverse children in their everyday and fantasy lives. We hope that our efforts will start conversations that underscore the beauty of our common humanity. We are passionate about helping parents raise children who won't have to be taught to tolerate people who don't look like them because they will crave a diversity of perspectives and traditions as part of a rich life.
Alli: So, picture yourself in front of some bookshelves. Maybe you're at home, in your classroom, or at the library. Now think about the books on those shelves. Which ones do you really love? Which ones make you laugh? Which ones do you come back to again and again? Now think about the books on those shelves, and think about what types of characters you find in those books. Are there types of characters you see again and again? And are there certain kinds of characters or families missing in those books?
Jerren: Today, record numbers of young adults (18-34 years old) want to drive change in their communities. But longstanding structural barriers prevent them—particularly those from marginalized groups—from getting involved. GenUnity’s equitable community leadership programs support people to build their capacity to drive change. Our dream is one where every young person, regardless of background, can engage as equals in the decisions that impact their community. A community by everyone for everyone.