2020 will be a year remembered in our collective consciousness for the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Empowerment Squared’s programming year runs from September to August, so the crisis hit in the middle of our cycle.
While this crisis has been challenging for so many, incredible leadership was shown by the staff, volunteers, participants, partners, and all members of the Empowerment Squared family who rapidly responded to adapt their activities, attend to the needs of our community, and continue to advance our organization’s mission. We will remember this year as one of struggle and sadness, but also of courage and innovation.
Between September 2019 and August 2020 we struck a partnership with MBA Games, gave out 13 scholarships to well deserving recipients, transformed an entire set of programs to be delivered online, held the official groundbreaking of the Liberian Learning Center, shared our insights with audiences across the world, held our first Makerspace program, achieved a balanced and expanded budget, and so much more.
Please take the time to read through our annual community report for highlights and accomplishments of Empowerment Squared and its stakeholders.