EE2 was designed to provide life skills, coaching, facilitation, and motivational speaking to young adults and community organizations. We employ staff with experience in coaching, college success and workforce readiness, which allows for an effective, measurable program. Initially, it was strictly life skills, but through youth input, has grown to encompass college preparedness, team building, and musicology-based programming.
Nationz Foundation 501(c)3 was organized to fufill our mission to “provide education and information related to HIV prevention and overall health and wellness, while inspiring the community to take responsibility for their health while working towards a more inclusive Central Virginia for LGBTQIA+ identified individuals.”
SLAY Media House is a multi-platform media company specializing in telling the narratives of Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC). We offer a wide array of media products and compelling content across media channels with core offerings that appeal to a global audience.
Print Media Partner (Magazine)
The Fight Magazine is California’s monthly LGBTQ publication, in print and online (www.thefightmag.com). The magazine produces two print editions, one in Southern California, and one in the San Francisco Bay rea. The publication is distributed freely at gay bars, clubs and gay friendly businesses throughout California. Founded in 2011 the publication covers topics of interest to the LGBTQ community. The magazine’s two editions reach 120,000 monthly readers across California.
Torch Awards Hosting Partner
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. NGLCC is the exclusive third-party certifying body for LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). Over 1/3 of Fortune 500 recognize this certification and partner with NGLCC to create fully LGBT-inclusive supply-chains.
Public Relations Partners
Cordelia Donovan Inc. is a public relations firm based in New York specializing in the fields of finance, entertainment, beauty, publishing, and politics.
Yaeger Public Relations is a full-service public relations firm that delivers cutting-edge communication strategies. We specialize in image building, business growth and development, and crisis management designed to help our clients thrive in a competitive marketplace. Our company is dedicated to developing long-term strategic client relationships. We devote ourselves to knowing our clients’ business in-depth and provide increasing value to the client through our strong publicity and industry contacts. Media placement includes major New York and national newspapers, local and national television networks and affiliates, news wire services, national magazines and professional trade journals. www.yaegerpr.com
Capitol Public Relations, LLC (“CPR”) is a network of communication executives who provide reputational restoration, crisis management, media relations and strategic brand consulting to corporate and individual clients. At its core, CPR cultivates partnerships with key stakeholders in the sports, media, entertainment, commercial, and corporate enterprises to elevate their clients’ competitive advantage and propel careers.
Virtual March Partner
TransTech is a co-working, co-learning community dedicated to empowering trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer people and allies with practical, career-ready skills so they can push themselves up to the next level in their lives. TransTech members learn to create careers that are both independent of their multiple identities, but also uniquely infused by them.
Host Volunteer Agency
The Capital Pride Alliance, through its stewardship of diverse programming and events, specifically year-round LGBTQ+ Pride festivities centered in Washington, DC and the National Capital Region, serves to celebrate, educate, support, and inspire our multi-faceted communities in order to grow and preserve our history and protect our rights for current and future generations.
LRG engages people and communities to advance organizations whose work improves the lives of individuals and strengthens the communities they call home. We bring people together around new ideas and shared goals and craft inventive, thought-provoking messages delivered through words, images and sound. We create organizations and enhance existing ones to spearhead and support causes and initiatives that make a difference. When nonprofit organizations, private sector companies and government agencies want to change the way they engage and have a lasting impact, they turn to LRG.
AIDS United’s policy and advocacy roots were born out of coalition in 1984, when AIDS service organizations (ASOs) across the country came together to form AIDS Action Council (AAC). AIDS Action Foundation (AAF) was formed as the education arm a few years later. AAC and AAF together formed AIDS Action. Decades later, AIDS Action merged with the National AIDS Fund to form AIDS United. Today, the coalition of organizations involved in AIDS United’s policy work continues to grow. We advocate for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. We house the most seasoned and respected domestic AIDS policy team in Washington, DC, and our public policy work is informed by our Public Policy Committee that includes a broad array of organizations from all regions of the country engaged in helping to end AIDS in America.
Youth Engagement Partner
SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.