Adopted Charities – Fall 2021

Our adopted charities for the Fall 2021 #TheEdCollabGathering will be KindWorks, Elevated Thought Foundation Inc, and Lakota People’s Law Project

Because #TheEdCollabGathering is a day of free learning, we invite you to donate what you would have spent on coffee, lunch, or even registration for an amazing day like this—pay forward to support others.

KindWorks was chosen by our Opening Keynote, Hena Khan.

Hena says:

“KindWorks is an organization local to me that was co-founded by a friend and has grown to have several wonderful initiatives around welcoming and settling refugees, feeding families, providing laptops, and more. The chapters in Amina’s Song that describe an apartment set up for a refugee family was based on the experience my son and I had volunteering with KindWorks before the pandemic and setting up an apartment for an Afghani family of six. KindWorks has also recently been in the news for the work they are doing.  I would love for everyone to support this organization!”

Elevated Thought Foundation Inc was chosen by our Closing Keynote, Lorena Germán.

About Elevated Thought Foundation Inc from their website:

“Elevated Thought ® believes that all young people should and could have access to wide-ranging, creative and alternative learning opportunities. We are designed to affirm cultural and community identity and build capacity for creative practices that enable youth to produce the stories and vision that lead to individual and community change.

ET offers holistic, cross-disciplinary opportunities for learning (arts, humanities, social sciences, philosophy, history), as well as support for youth to take thoughtful steps in choosing professional pathways and preparing themselves for impact and leadership in a changing and challenging world. .”

Lakota People’s Law Project 


About Lakota People’s Law Project from their website: 

“The Lakota People’s Law Project is committed to protecting the First Amendment rights of Native peoples and their allies.  We also work closely with tribal nations and nonprofit compatriots to amplify Indigenous voices, provide renewable solutions in place of fossil fuel consumption, protect the voting rights of Native people, and provide on-the-ground support when and where it is needed most.  LPLP aims to assist in the reclamation of Indigenous lands and to stop all threats to the Lakota culture.”

The Educator Collaborative is proud to adopt these charities during our event and hope you will consider donating to their important causes.

❤  Pay the Joy Forward! ❤

*Disclaimer: Most “adopted charities” are identified by the United States Internal Revenue Service (US IRS) as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations at the time of their selection to the Gathering. View additional data reported to the US IRS by searching the Just Give database (quick results), ProPublica database (records download), or by visiting for information. The charities listed on this website are offered only as suggestions, a decision to donate is your personal choice. By clicking on third-party links that take you outside of The Educator Collaborative family of websites or by making a donation to these or any other charities, through any means, you (a) acknowledge that you are of legal age in your jurisdiction and (b) agree to thoroughly vet a charity before making a donation and (c) you indemnify and hold harmless The Educator Collaborative, LLC, and the presenters listed on this website, and their officers, assigns, members, and staff, from any claims, damages, or other harms arising from your actions.

Supporting charitable causes makes a big difference in their ability to sustain and serve. As with all charitable giving, do your research and when you feel confident in your decision, give what you can.

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