Charles Sherrod CDC 501c3
The Charles Sherrod Community Development Corporation is a 501c3 organization whose primary purpose is to preserve, archive and foster Southeast American culture, art, history and farming lifestyle, to lessen community and neighborhood tensions, to eliminate racial prejudice and discrimination while defending human and civil rights secured by law. This plan is to engage the public in discussions about contemporary controversies, such as black land loss, food-related disparities, environmental and economic justice, racial healing and related topics.
The Charles Sherrod CDC 501c3 organization will conduct the farm operations as a means of conducting scientific research, teaching current and emerging African American farmers and small farmers of all nationalities about modern agricultural practices, and demonstrating to local farmers and the general public the economic feasibility of small farmer owned and operated farms in order to improve racial reconciliation, advance economic development efforts, and reduce prejudice and discrimination in the South.
The farm is intended to produce revenue-generating crops, and the production of these crops will be the result of a larger charitable and educational effort. The Charles Sherrod CDC plans to partner with local universities to offer internships and develop joint research projects, creating agricultural jobs for low-income African Americans, developing a mentorship program so that younger farmers can learn from more experienced farmers by evaluating the economic feasibility of the farm and its agricultural practices.
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The Charles Sherrod Community Development Corporation is a 501c3 that will conduct educational activities surrounding the historic nature of the property, as well as engage the public in discussions about contemporary controversies, such as black land loss, food-related disparities, environmental and economic justice, social justice and racial healing and related topics. This organization will continue to leverage the strength of its connection to great organizations like New Communities Inc. and the Southwest Georgia Project to develop programs to help create economic opportunities to improve the lives of many in the South. Thank you for your donations to further this effort to improve the lives of small farmers and race relations in the South.