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WeThrive

Project UP (Unleash Potential) and the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW proudly present WeThrive, a joint initiative that plans to address discrimination and barriers faced by young Black-Muslim womxn in Kitchener-Waterloo. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this three-year initiative will foster safe spaces for community connectedness, while providing a range of professional and personal development workshops, opportunities for creative self-expression, and regular group fitness activities. We are excited for the opportunity to further serve our community through this grant, and recognize that WeThrive the most when we work together.

For more information about WeThrive, please reach out to us by email at info@weareprojectup.com, or visit us at www.weareprojectup.com.

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Safe Spaces

The Safe Spaces Initiative aims to help young Muslims realize their potential by empowering them through providing a comfortable space where they can grow spiritually, personally, and mentally. Young people often feel torn balancing their identities, especially considering today’s increasingly hostile climate. Through a mentor led program, we will provide Muslim youth with a culturally sensitive, inclusive, and open space where dialogue around concerns, current issues, and other topics can be fostered. Topics such as leadership, empowerment, and more, will be addressed through open discussion, workshops, and various initiatives. The Safe Spaces Initiative seeks to build a judgement-free community for young people. The program also will integrate a social component to connect and meet others. The Safe Spaces Initiative hopes to be an outlet for youth where they can be provided with the tools to flourish as their best selves.

Please contact Sarah Shafiq at sarah.shafiq@cmw-kw.org or 519-576-0540 ext. 3563 for more information on the The Safe Space Initiative.