Creating a culture of Change
"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance."
Our day-to-day efforts focus on the mission of Sunday's Child: To promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives. Metrics for measuring outcomes on diversity and inclusion are challenging, however we can see a difference in our local community and charities since we began Sunday's Child. Much of this is a result of the grant process. To learn more click here.
Investing in equality and diversity is needed more now than ever. Several citizens of the Greater Pensacola Bay Area have come forward to share a candid portrait of themselves. Below are some of them. They are a part of the diversity campaign, 49: Connecting the Dots, which showcases our rich diversity. These are local individuals with a varied compilation of race, sexuality, disability, religion, ethnicity, social-economic standing, interests and other attributes. Our diverse community brings to the table a rich array of life experiences and viewpoints that lead to a healthier quality of living.
“I met the love of my life when I was 15 and we’ve been together ever since. I manage a retail store and my husband works in construction. After losing my mom, I became determined and stood strong to become a college graduate.”
"I'm a proud Latina trans woman. I lost my family and was homeless after I came out — but I refused to let it hold me down. Now, I'm a musician and a YouTube personality. I have a new loving family and continue to believe life is amazing!"
“I’m a student at the University of West Florida. I enjoy exploring the many ways in which I can make fellow humans happy and filling my life with joy. In the past, my Asperger’s Syndrome has been a social barrier, but with the support of many open-minded people, I have overcome many challenges”