OUR FISCAL AGENT
CCI (COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY INITIATIVE LLC.) MISSION
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our mission is to use research and data analysis, community awareness, and small business engagement to highlight the economic disparities faced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities and empower them to create change.
Photo: Light Christian Academy
student works on paper
For all funds generated please note, that letters will be forwarded from the LITERACY PROJECT INTERNATIONAL aka WHOSE MAGAZINE? A YOUTH PUBLICATION that will acknowledge the value of your donation and tax benefits of said deductions.
Our pilot program was re-established in New Orleans, La. from Denver, Colorado. Colorado's program was from 1998 to 2010, and filed its EIN on 5/16/2018, as a non-profit, pilot program in New Orleans, Louisiana. The EIN # is 83-0559156.
STATE OF LOUISIANA CHARTER #
We registered Literacy Project International aka Whose Magazine with the Secretary of State, on 6/12/2018, Charter # 43093540N.
Although we are a non-profit, our fiscal agent is CCI (Collaborative Community Initiative Inc.) a 501 (C) 3 with the state of Louisiana with EIN # 82-2561095.
FISCAL AGENT FOR WHOSE MAGAZINE? A YOUTH PUBLICATION
We work closely with our fiscal agent CCI (Collaborative Community Initiative LLC) as we begin to activate our fundraising cycle. We appreciate any amount you can provide will assist us in sustaining our 2022-2023 year!
Funding is for our Whose Magazine? A Youth Publication programming for THE RECYCLE CHALLENGE Parade & Festival. Specifically, we provide employment opportunities for youth & adult artists with stipends to create smart art.
TO THE RECYCLE CHALLENGE
Funds generated are directed to Literacy Project International aka Whose Magazine? A Youth Publication. The educational program known as THE RECYCLE CHALLENGE Parade & Festival (Smart Art of Trash Initiative). The main focus is to provide employment for youth and adults in developing creative recycling programs that repurpose & reduce trash through a community action or a completed artwork(s). What we do is to provide employment opportunities for youth & adults to recycle paper to other trash into paper dresses, gowns, and wearables art or costumes, and repurposed clothing.
Take unwanted items such as paper (cardboard, construction paper, boxes) fibers, plastics (bottles, forks & spoons), and more to create smart art of trash!
Through recycling unwanted materials we create through THE RECYCLE CHALLENGE,
paper dresses, hats, hand fans and more!
As we reduce our carbon footprint collectively by creating wearables art, we foster collaboration and at the same time reduce waste. Even though a small percentage is redirected from landfills, new art is created that will last for another five years.
We're getting ready
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OUR STORY FROM ARTISTS
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Princesses (center) The Paper Sunflower Dress Queen: Dr. Kendra Andrus