MEET THE TRANSFORM1012 LEADERSHIP COALITION
DNAWORKS, founded by Daniel Banks and Adam McKinney, is a fifteen-year-old arts and service organization that has worked in thirty-seven states and seventeen countries to bring people closer together through dance, theatre, film, and community story circles, focusing on identity, heritage, culture, and genealogy.
JUNETEENTH MUSEUM, a private collection curated by Ms. Opal Lee commemorating the abolition of enslavement in Texas, which occurred more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Ms. Lee has campaigned for years to have Juneteenth recognized as a Federal holiday. In 2016, at the age of 86, she brought attention to this campaign walking from Fort Worth to Washington, D.C. Ms. Lee also founded Opal's Farm, a community farm that employs formerly incarcerated people.
LGBTQ SAVES, founded by Sharon Herrera in 2010 after several nationwide LGBTQ youth suicides, is a service organization that works to build a community where ALL youth are safe and to provide safe and brave spaces designed for social and personal development of LGBTQ youth. Its programs and lifeline chat offer hope in the lives of each youth served.
SOL BALLET FOLKLÓRICO, founded by Freddy Cantú, Co-Founder and Director and Román Ramírez, Co-Founder, is an award-winning cultural dance and leadership training program for youth of all ages from the North Side of Fort Worth; performs for over 10,000 people annually at churches, schools, children’s hospitals, and city festivals locally, nationally, and internationally.
TARRANT COUNTY COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE, an organization founded in 2018, is a non-profit truth and reconciliation team that designs collaborative education to increase recollection, promote reflection, and encourage reconsideration of the significance of racial terror violence in U.S. History.
THE WELMAN PROJECT, led by Vanessa Barker and Taylor Willis, is a creative reuse venture focused on reimagining business waste to provide North Texas students with equitable access to hands-on educational resources; they are seeking to open a community tool library and maker space.
WINDOW TO YOUR WORLD, founded by Ayesha Ganguly, specializes in program design and implementation, community outreach, group facilitation for non-profit organizations, and capacity building for youth. Ayesha is the Development & Community Outreach Manager at Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth.
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The core leadership group is supported by the 1012 Advisory Council who are leaders and influencers from around the world in and across multiple sectors. At this stage in the process, we are seeking mission-aligned sponsors interested in partnering with us to acquire the land and make this a reality. We welcome introductions or suggestions, if you are interested, please reach out to us at info @ transform1012.org.
MASS DESIGN GROUP is a non-profit organization with a mission to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. MASS does this through engaging with the communities in which they work to understand project opportunities, challenges, and inspiration in order to create systemic change.
THE PROJECTS GROUP, based in Fort Worth, is widely recognized around North America as a premier project management firm, specializing in cultural and performing arts facilities. Our projects are unique, architecturally significant, and highly technical in their operational function. We lead projects that ensure all are welcome and able to learn and grow in community.
SAIRA JASMINE | CONCEPTS is a boutique practice which provides marketing coaching, design consultation and career guidance to creative entrepreneurs, wellness practitioners, non-profits, students and young professionals.
We invite you to join us on this journey of truth-telling and healing. The project’s success depends on your participation in the process of transformation.
The 1012 Leadership Coalition was founded by
eight community groups bringing together leaders
in building design and social justice programming
to catalyze transformational civic engagement
and community partnerships.
“We cannot undo what has been done. We can learn from it.”
- Mrs. Opal Lee, Juneteenth Museum