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Applications Closed

Applications are now closed for the first Partnership for Freedom challenge—Reimagine: Opportunity. In this challenge, we asked participants to submit innovative ideas that would increase the availability, reach and/or quality for survivors of human trafficking in at least one of the following areas: sustainable housing, economic empowerment, or social services. We are thrilled with the […]

Reimagine: Opportunity Applicants’ Call

We invite you to join the Partnership for Freedom for an informational applicants’ conference call on the Reimagine: Opportunity innovation competition on Thursday, October 24th at 1 PM EST. Call Details: Reimagine: Opportunity Applicants’ Call Thursday, October 24th, 1-2:00 PM EST RSVP to: [email protected] for dial-in details with subject line “RSVP” Submit questions to: [email protected] […]

SFGate: Human trafficking victims get chance at new lives

Original SFGate Article, 9/24 A year ago, I had the privilege of being in the room when President Obama delivered a landmark speech at the Clinton Global Initiative. He spoke before an audience of U.S. and international leaders not about U.S. economic interests, our military objectives or even the upcoming election. Rather, he talked about […]

Announcing the Partnership for Freedom Reimagine: Opportunity Challenge

Yesterday, at the White House, Humanity United, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the Partnership for Freedom – a public-private partnership to spur innovative solutions to human trafficking challenges. Today, we are opening the first of three innovation competitions  – Reimagine: Opportunity […]

Watch President Obama’s Landmark Speech on Slavery

In the first speech on slavery by a sitting president since Abraham Lincoln, President Obama called on communities, businesses and nations to come together to combat modern-day slavery. “It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. […]