Local resource fairs are more than just events; they are opportunities for STIIIZY to create a positive impact on students, families, and the community at large. Especially for communities like South LA, where many families face financial challenges when it comes to preparing their children for the school year. Sponsoring a resource fair ensures that students have access to essential school supplies, educational materials, and resources, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds.
Resource fairs ensure that students start the school year with the tools they need to thrive academically and give parents valuable financial assistance. It is an investment in the future of our community, and a testament to the values of STIIIZY: inspiration for the attendees, innovative tools to help them achieve, which can create a positive influence in our world.
We were so excited to come back to the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills, where we have volunteered many times, and assist State Senator Steven Bradford with his Resource Fair.
Senator Steven Bradford is known for his involvement in many legislative efforts, including cannabis legislation. He has been a prominent figure in advocating for equitable and responsible cannabis policies in California. In addition to legalization, Sen. Bradford has played a role in shaping legislation that addresses issues related to social equity, criminal justice reform, and the economic impact of the cannabis industry.
Sen. Bradford's focus on Social Equity aims to ensure that communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs have opportunities to participate in and benefit from the legalized cannabis market (and even partnerships with STIIIZY). His broader political efforts have often encompassed areas such as education, public safety, criminal justice reform, and social justice.
Among the many companies that participated in the Resource Fair were the California Water Service, The LA Clippers Foundation, Google, and the California Black Women’s Collective. STIIIZY’s contribution to the resource fair helped to both provide funds for over 1,200 backpacks that were distributed on-site, as well as direct funds to the California Black Women’s Collective Empowerment Institute to support their mission to prepare, educate, and organize networks to eliminate the systemic and blatant racist and sexist barriers to success that Black Women experience. In addition to Senator Bradford, numerous other local elected officials were on hand to take part in supporting the event.
Our STIIIZY Joint Efforts Volunteers were happy to be there. We made sure everyone was hydrated by helping manage the water cooler supplies and assisted in the distribution of the backpacks. The best part for us all was just simply seeing the community come together!
If you’d like to learn more about our collaborations with State Sen. Bradford’s office, check out this link.