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EMPOWERMENT COLLECTIVE

Join us in our mission to end modern slavery through survivor leadership.

Chicago, IL   |  https://empowermentcollective.org/

Mission

Our mission is to transform lives by providing survivors of modern slavery with the tools, resources, and support they need to lead empowered lives.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder

Nasreen Sheikh

Main address

7234 W North Ave Ste 208,

Chicago, IL 60707 USA

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Formerly known as

LOCWOM

EIN

81-1255934

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Empowerment Collective, founded by Nasreen Sheikh, a survivor of modern slavery, stands as a inspiring force in the global movement to end modern slavery now. Our unique structure, comprising survivors and individuals with lived experiences, infuses every action with integrity and honor, inspiring our team to effect meaningful change. By empowering survivors towards economic independence and leadership, challenging stereotypes, and advocating for ethical practices and policies. Empowerment Collective not only transforms individual lives but also shapes societal norms, driving us closer to a world where freedom and dignity are inalienable human rights.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Survivor Leadership Programs

Empowerment Collective's Survivor Leadership Programs empower survivors of modern slavery to lead their own projects, focusing on cultural arts, advocacy, and economic empowerment. These initiatives foster personal growth and community development, emphasizing the importance of survivors' lived experiences in creating sustainable change.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Immigrants and migrants

Empowerment Collective's Youth Visionary Programs are dedicated to engaging and nurturing the next generation of leaders in the movement to end modern slavery. These programs provide young people with the tools, knowledge, and platforms to develop innovative solutions and advocate for change. Focused on education, awareness, and leadership development, these initiatives aim to inspire and empower youth to take an active role in shaping a more equitable and just future.

Population(s) Served

Empowerment Collective's Cultural Arts Program celebrates and preserves traditional arts while empowering communities affected by modern slavery. This program collaborates with local artisans, offering training and opportunities to create and sell their crafts. By intertwining cultural heritage with economic empowerment, this initiative not only supports livelihoods but also keeps vital cultural practices alive.

Population(s) Served

Empowerment Collective's Education & Awareness Program is focused on enlightening communities about the realities of modern slavery. Through workshops, seminars, and resource distribution, this program aims to inform and engage people on the importance of ethical practices, human rights, and how to recognize and combat modern slavery, fostering a well-informed, proactive community.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is a world where every individual is free and empowered to live a life of dignity and opportunity.Empowerment Collective's impact on ending modern slavery plays a crucial role in addressing exploitative labor and environmental harm. Our advocacy for ethical consumption and a transparent global economic system puts emphasis on corporate engagement, and modern slavery legislation.

We provide advocacy, and economic opportunities to empower survivors of modern slavery. Our goal is to create a world where every individual is free to live a life of dignity and opportunity.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EMPOWERMENT COLLECTIVE

Board of directors
as of 06/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nasreen Sheikh

Empowerment Collective

Term: 2018 -

Nasreen Sheikh

Empowerment Collective

Sana Parveen

Empowerment Collective

Rubina Banu

Empowerment Collective

Irshad Begam

Empowerment Collective

Rita Kumari Ram

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/12/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/20/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.