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Community Partners 
 Non-Profit Partners that CIW supports through volunteering, activities and/or donations 

ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking)


ALIGHT exists to unlock a fresh start for survivors of human trafficking. We connect trafficking survivors to a mobilized legal network so they can rebuild their lives and thrive. Trafficked individuals have suffered a grave injustice at the hands of their traffickers, who use child custody, criminal records, identity theft and other means to keep their victims intimidated, hopeless and entrapped. To break the cycle of exploitation, we use innovative technology to rapidly match survivors to an army of pro bono lawyers who fight for their rights.


 
The Gathering Place 
  We are a community of safety and hope where positive relationships, choice, and essential resources transform lives.
We serve women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness
We believe in hope as an important change agent and hold that hope for everyone
We believe deeply in the power of community and continue working to develop it
Our key values include recognizing individual strengths, building respect and trust, and offering  acceptance unconditionally

  
 
Dress for Success
 
The mission of Dress for Success® is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty. We strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. We aspire to a world that fully harnesses the power of women and recognizes their role in economic sustainability. 
 
 
Art Restart 
   

Art Restart is a social enterprise which sells original art in the form of greeting cards created by the artists of The Gathering Place. Our artists are women and transgender individuals who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. Each artist receives a 5% royalty when her cards are sold, an amount that is among the highest percentage when compared to the industry standard.

By selling bulk orders of 50 cards or more of beautiful, original pieces of art, we hope our cards connect more people to our mission.

 
 Heart & Hand Center
   


By creating a nurturing community, Heart & Hand empowers all young people to realize their potential.
Core Values are Love, Honor and Respect. 
 
Many of our alumnae have expressed and interest to give back to our community. We are currently looking for a Leader for CIW Quarterly Community Outreach Activities program we would like to launch by the end of 2016. If you are interested in designing and building this Initiative, please contact Julia Kimmerly(MIT), CIW Director of Community Outreach. julia.kimmerly@gmail.com