The Chris Paul Family Foundation has announced that the Houston Rockets star will partner with fellow NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, and LeBron James and their foundations on the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation efforts.
With a $1 million grant from the foundation, the Chris Paul Family Foundation, the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, the Wade's World Foundation, and the LeBron James Family Foundation will work to bridge racial divides in their respective communities and help create opportunities for children and families. The grant also will support the foundations' efforts to integrate the TRHT framework into their programs for children and youth.
Chris Paul's foundation will use the funds to continue its work to expose underserved youth to technology, with a focus on the TRHT priority areas of employment, education, workforce development, and safety. Wade's foundation will use the funding to expand his foundation's signature program, Spotlight On, which works to provide youth with hope for a better future and give young leaders the resources they need to engage in meaningful TRHT work in their communities. While Anthony now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, his foundation will focus on expanding its work in all five boroughs of New York City, where he played until this year for the New York Knicks. And James's foundation will continue its efforts to create a public school in his hometown of Akron that provides complete wraparound supports for its students and their families.
"These athletes' voices and community-based work speaks truth to the inequities facing children and families. Their efforts and involvement can contribute to healing and transformation in communities," said Kellogg Foundation president and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron. "We are eager to see the positive change that emerges from our shared commitment to the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation effort."
To learn more about what others are doing in the area of racial equity, see PND's Racial Equity page.