Water the seeds to nurture our needs. What your donation fuels
On December 1, 2020, Ark Republic and Black Farmers Index solidified a partnership to split our donations. Both of our organizations are Black-women led, thus we recognized our challenges of being funded. Your donation today goes to two powerful, creative social ventures.
Every cent and dime goes into operations, maintaining our websites, a modest staff and contract workers who receive the opportunity to join CWA as an associate union member. We hire and are committed to working with Black, Native, folk of color and women. Though, we welcome all dope people.
Ark Republic has hired over 80 freelancers from 3 continents, but focuses on empowering locally, and providing apprenticeships and internships for youth and young people. Your donations help pay the rising costs of internet fees, digital subscriptions, freelancers and apprentices. Included, we run a small program that prepares budding media persons to work in all areas of the industry that is facilitated by media practitioners and professors.
All money to Black Farmers Index goes to updating our website and highlighting Black farmers through social media stories, news articles, and curating online and in-person events throughout the US. As well, we carry out a newsletter that provides farmers with information and opportunities to grow their business. Equally important, it helps us enter into collaborations to expand our reach. Our staff is totally volunteer, but building a database takes resources and research hours.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ARK REPUBLIC
June 13, 2017 | Launched Membership Drive
August 2017 | Social Media Reporting Roll Out
November 2017 | Launched official website
March 2018 | Joined NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia – Local 38010 of the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC
April 2018 | Co-sponsored Cannabis social 4-21 The Day After
March 2018 | Co-Sponsored Break, Bread & Build Conference with Special Guest Roxanne Shante
May 2018 | Participated in American Press Institute summit
May 2018 | Named Company to Watch by New York University Entrepreneurial Institute
May 2018 | Instituted internship/apprenticeship program
July 2018 | Hosted Network and twerk social
August-September 2018 | First Major Collaborative Project
November 2018 | Co-hosted Sexual Assault Townhall “I Believe Women: Sexual Assault Beyond a Reasonable Doubt with Global Spectrum Group and Lisa Durden Unlimited Productions
March 2019 | Second Major Collaborative Project Nipsey Hussle
March 2019 | Supported “I, Too Am Divine: An Installation on the Black Spiritual Experience,” New York University
April 2019 | Third Major Collaborative Project | Cannabis
May 2019 | Supported Black Mama Bailout fundraiser
October 2019 | Fourth Major Collaborative Project | Gentrification
December 2019 | First Community Collaborative Project | The Light Series
May 2020 | Launched the Black Farmers Index
December 2020 | Comcast RISE | Named recipient of Comcast’s grant program
December 2020 | Second Community Collaborative Project | The Light Series
May 2021 | Comcast commercial released
We’re raising money for Ark Republic and Black Farmers Index. We need your help to keep the wheels churning and the stories flowing. Please donate to organizations committed to keeping you informed with rich, robust stories and great connections to empowered people.