Unitech Training Academy employees and students raise $5,537.66 for the Equal Justice Initiative

The funds will be used by the organization in their efforts to challenge poverty and racial injustice, advocate for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and to create hope for marginalized communities.

Posted: Jul 8, 2021 12:31 PM

Lafayette - Big things can happen when large groups of people work together. This is exactly what Unitech Training Academy proved during their annual Juneteenth Fundraising event. Over the course of three weeks the six campuses and corporate office that make up Unitech Training Academy held various events and initiatives to raise funds for the Equal Justice Initiative. The funds will be used by the organization in their efforts to challenge poverty and racial injustice, advocate for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and to create hope for marginalized communities.

How did they do it? In numerous ways that involved the employees and students. Everyone jumped in on the action. There were bake sales, $1 jean days, TV raffles, Afrocentric dress days, balloon pops, and even penny wars! The creativity shown by everyone involved was inspiring and allowed for all individuals to get involved no matter how small the contribution may be.

All of the money raised between the students and staff was matched by the company up to $2,500. Overall, our campuses and corporate team raised $3,037.66. Once the company match was added in, a check for $5,537.66 was mailed off to the Equal Justice Initiative. This is a huge testament of what a group of individuals can accomplish when working together. This was the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Fundraiser and Unitech Training Academy is looking forward to increasing their donations year after year.

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