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our 6-month cohort helps empower, transform, & heal Black women.
Free Root Operation is a nonprofit organization intercepting poverty induced gun violence by investing in the healing and empowerment of Black and Brown communities in Chicago and beyond through centering opportunity and compassion as core values of the organization.
We target those most vulnerable to the school to prison pipeline and prison industrial complex by creating an open dialogue about the experiences of poverty, trauma, and oppression as a way to foster community healing.
We fight to make resources available—such as jobs, food, housing, and financial agency—to communities plagued by gun violence. During emergencies resulting in a lack of sustainability, we provide specialized programming to mitigate harm to the communities we serve.
We're so grateful to share that we're finalists for the Chicago Innovation Awards!
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