This has been a hard week as we grapple with how to communicate with you. We have not centered our work on the experience of Black folks in tech — nor in the community — in the past and do not want to be disingenuous claiming solidarity with the movement for Black lives. We want to avoid the cycle of private outrage → public statement → donation → silence + inaction while also knowing that Black Lives Matter.
In our third installment of the Roadmap to Recovery Series, we were joined by Walter Washington, Senior Director of Housing Services at Wellspring Family Services. Wellspring’s services are concentrated in four areas: mental health, family homelessness, early learning, and basic needs. Each year, Wellspring helps thousands of children and families break the debilitating cycles of instability, homelessness, and adversity to achieve positive, permanent change in their lives. The organization is focused on building trusting relationships and long-term solutions in the communities it serves.