Word Is Bond

By Niels Bekema
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Our Mission: To rewrite the mission between young Black men and law enforcement through leadership development critical dialogue and engagement.

Word is Bond began in the summer of 2017 with the Rising Leaders summer internship program. The Rising Leaders program brings together a cohort of Black youth and a cohort of law enforcement officers to listen, learn and communicate through guided dialogue and engagement. Word is Bond’s goal is to empower young Black man and create space for dialogue with law enforcement officers.

Word is Bond serves young Black men ages 16-21 in the Portland metro area and has two programs: Rising Leaders, our paid summer internship, and Word Up, our school year leadership program.

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1 March, 2022