Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation’s new campaign will forge and strengthen relationships between the Southern Nevada Black community and law enforcement
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation has unveiled a new initiative meant to forge and strengthen relationships between the Southern Nevada Black community and local law enforcement.
The Black Giving Circle is designed to bring funding support into our communities that are traditionally under resourced. The initiative empowers the Southern Nevada Black community and law enforcement to work more closely through a variety of programs especially designed for children and teens.
“Our goal is to work with law enforcement to uplift communities of color, especially the Black community. The Black Giving Circle is a bold way to change outcomes in neighborhoods that are known low-opportunities zones and empower Black ownership of public safety,” said Tom Kovach, executive director for the LVMPD Foundation.
The Foundation will work with organizations like the Urban Chamber of Commerce to generate membership in the Black Giving Circle. Memberships will ensure the continued growth of several youth programs, like:
- Bolden Little League and Hockey United, providing mentorship and trust between officers and local children.
- Empowering Our Girls Workshop, demonstrating the power and worth of young females.
- Hip Hop & Entrepreneurship Program, focusing on lifting youth of color through the creative process of hip hop and rap, and education about the music industry.
The Black Giving Circle will also partner with the NAACP Las Vegas Branch on a series of programs. Cooking with a Cop, Reading with a Cop, and Conversations with a Cop are programs designed to create communication between young people and law enforcement.
“By offering membership in the Black Giving Circle, the LVMPD Foundation can continue to expand upon these popular programs,” said Latoya Holman, director of community relations for the LVMPD Foundation. “With increased financial support, law enforcement can better serve under-resourced neighbors with resources and programming that directly impacts the Black Community. The outcome will be a better relationship between law enforcement and the community they serve, making Las Vegas a safer place for all.”
Membership from the community to the LVMPD Foundation’s Black Giving Circle will allow the Foundation to maintain and grow programs that represent an investment in the Black community. For membership information Black Giving Circle | Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation (lvmpdfoundation.org)