Our Motto: Creating positive change in communities through education and service
Project SPEAKS, Inc. (Spreads Positivity Encourage Awareness Know Something), is a (501c3) California based non-profit organization, volunteer group, and movement created to promote growth, unity, self-awareness, and positivity. Project SPEAKS, Inc. focuses its efforts on uplifting marginalized communities, as well as providing opportunities for growth and development.
Project SPEAKS, Inc. strives to establish programming and services to promote, engage, and enhance the development of growing communities through education and service. Project SPEAKS, Inc. is dedicated to helping students and community members, especially those who come from marginalized backgrounds, grow personally, academically and professionally by combining academic services, civic action, social awareness, and community engagement to promote development in community members.
AMPLIFYING VOICES, PROMOTING HEALING
Founder & CEO, Jakeel R. Harris places a strong emphasis on encouraging self-expression and healing through artistic platforms such as poetry, dance, music, and art. He believes that healing is a vital part of sustaining and developing a thriving community. We, as Project SPEAKS, Inc. hope to share and bring exposure to these aspects to communities at large. Everyone a part of a community should have their voices be heard without threat of silencing. Marginalized populations have historically had their voices challenged and their pain neglected. We want our communities to be heard and their healing to be the focal point of their growing process.
Provide greater access to college information, resources and activities.
Collaborate with organizations and local businesses to deliver community resources to underprivileged communities.
Develop activities or services to increase awareness, understanding and community building.
Project SPEAKS, Inc. strives to establish programming and services to promote, engage, and enhance the development of growing communities. Through education and service, we attempt to eliminate barriers to opportunities and provide avenues for continual growth.
VOLUNTEER AND SERVICE PROJECTS
Helping The Community
Project SPEAKS, Inc., believes that community engagement and restoration will allow people to grow and excel in a nurturing environment. Through partnerships and service projects we will accomplish this goal.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Providing Educational Support
At Project SPEAKS, Inc., we place an emphasis on providing students with additional academic support through educational workshops and tutoring, as well as resources to promote and increase academic success. We also strive to provide the community with trainings and workshops to increase their skills and awareness on a variety of topics.
SOCIAL JUSTICE CONSULTING
Increasing Social Awareness
At Project SPEAKS, Inc., we are dedicated to increasing social awareness within communities through social justice training, workshops, and experiences. We are always striving to make a difference, and enhance our communities. Project SPEAKS, Inc. offers these low-cost and free workshops/trainings on a request basis.
Project SPEAKS, Inc. strives to create workshops and programs that are accessible to the entire community. Providing quality and informative workshops are necessary components in increasing awareness and developing useful skillsets for community members.
Various workshop topics are offered, including self-awareness/identity, enhancing group dynamics, self-reflective journaling, empowerment, and many more. Other workshop topics include conflict management, leadership, social justice, and advocacy.
Visit the links below, to learn more about the signature workshops offered.
Project SPEAKS, Inc. and its partners aim to create content and resources based on the needs of the communities being served.
If there is a topic, not listed above, that you would like us to create a workshop around, or if you would like additional information on a workshop topic, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*All workshops offered are provided based on request.
"Be Ready Every Amazing Thing Happens Eventually. In other words, BREATHE."
As Founder & CEO of Project SPEAKS, Inc. (501c3), Harris uses his platform to portray and promote blackness in a positive manner. He encourages all people, especially those who come from African ancestry, to connect to their cultural roots, embrace their identity, and build pride in who they are.