Americans are tired of the divisiveness and looking for ways to ensure our political process is honest, inclusive, and peaceful. A bill under consideration by Congress is guaranteed to worsen this crisis, while claiming to solve it.
Stand Together, alongside other partners, co-found $30 million SkillUp Together Fund to provide displaced workers with opportunities to gain new skills and secure in-demand jobs.
In a USA Today piece, Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks and Khan Academy founder Sal Khan write about how the pandemic has exposed major flaws that have long existed in the education system and how the crisis is creating an opportunity to transform education for the better.
TIME has recognized Stand Together’s work to support innovative solutions that bridge divides on critical issues by naming Stand Together Chairman and CEO Brian Hooks to the 2021 TIME100 Next list. Dr. Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, wrote in the announcement for TIME that despite the immense challenges facing the […]
Martin Luther King, Jr. is an American hero who led one of the greatest movements for justice in history, moving our country closer to the ideals that inspired its creation. That struggle continues, and we all have a role to play. Just as Dr. King rallied a diversity of voices to create change in his […]
As we reflect on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his dreams for a united America — one that embraces citizens of all races equally — it’s clear there is still work to be done to help each American reach their full potential and live out this vision. Stand Together Foundation Board Member […]
Violence is never an acceptable way to address a disagreement in this country. The violence within the U.S. Capitol today is the shameful and predictable consequence of reckless and dishonorable actions to overturn the voters’ clear decision in this election. And it represents the polar opposite of the values upon which our country was built. […]
Back in March, when it became clear that 2020 was going to be a very difficult year for so many people, I convened our team at Stand Together. We assessed the capabilities of the organization and the thousands of social entrepreneurs with whom we partner. Then we asked the question that so many Americans were […]
National initiative encourages welcoming attitudes and actionsin communities across America (ARLINGTON, VA) – Stand Together today announced its support of Belonging Begins With Us, a national campaign dedicated to fostering a welcoming and open mindset across the country to ensure everyone feels that they belong, regardless of their background or where they were born. Led […]
In a USA Today piece published Nov. 17, Charles Koch and Brian Hooks write that all Americans can help solve America’s toughest problems from the bottom up, where we can empower everyone to use their unique gifts to contribute to society. Millions of Americans believe there must be a better way forward, and there is. […]
Five years after its founding, the upscale downtown Dallas restaurant Café Momentum — known for its smoked fried chicken and staffed by young people who have exited juvenile detention facilities — is taking its local solution to a national scale. This fall, Café Momentum, with the support of Stand Together Foundation, announced the launch of […]
The number of Americans who say they’re willing to resort to violence to achieve political ends remains small, but that number is growing at a time when deep divisions have come to characterize our country’s political system. Stand Together and the partners in our philanthropic community are proud to support dozens of organizations working to […]