Social Justice and Equality

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities and Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Rise and Thrive: Inspiring and Mentoring Teen Girls to Become Leaders

Ashley Lucas and Ashley Koranteng, both alumni from George Mason University, founded the nonprofit because they wanted to help girls navigate the challenges and perils of growing up while finding their own voices.

Shenandoah SGA President: "We Really Have the Power to Make Change"

A combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, De'Angelo Wynn came home with PTSD and has fought his way back to health while becoming a campus changemaker at Shenandoah University.

Guilford College Art Professor’s Paintings Capture Plight of Systemic Racism

Antoine Williams recently auctioned his mixed-media work, inspired by Casey Gerald's "There Will Be No Miracles Here," on Instagram in support of racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Run for Black Lives: Josh Nadzam Raises Funds for NAACP in 26-Mile Marathon

The cofounder of On the Move Art Studio and a 2012 Sullivan Award winner at the University of Kentucky, Nadzam believes "an injustice to one is an injustice to all."
this photo shows Richard "Ben" Snyder of The Citadel with fellow cadet Ruby Bolden in their dress uniforms

Cadet Leader at The Citadel Walks 24 Hours Straight to Learn Empathy With Black Americans

Cadet Regimental Commander Richard "Ben" Snyder's journey into empathy also raised funds for the International African-American Museum.

Video: Why Mary Kay, Inc. Is Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs

Kevin Edwards of Real Leaders Magazine talks to Deborah Gibbins, COO of Mary Kay, Inc., about the Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator, a worldwide initiative launched in partnership with six UN agencies.