Public & Private Supporters

The sustainability of our program is directly related to the generosity of the community. We are grateful for our sponsors and the individuals who believe in the power of our work to inspire the next generation of activists and engaged citizens.

Public & Private Supporters

The sustainability of our program is directly related to the generosity of the community. We are grateful for our sponsors and the individuals who believe in the power of our work to inspire the next generation of activists and engaged citizens.

We hope you will agree that our journey is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of civil rights, as well as come to understand the power they have to extraordinary things. Investing in our future is one small way you can help create the change in the world you’d like to see.

Sojourn Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of California. All donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID # is 94-3336985. If you would prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to “Sojourn Project, Inc.” and mail it to:

Sojourn Project
10 Rollins Rd, Suite 101
Millbrae, CA 94030

We are grateful for our sponsors and the individuals who believe in the power of our work to inspire the next generation of activists and engaged citizens.

Sojourn Project gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors

Allan C. Fox Rattle Foundation
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees
Andrew Goodman Foundation
Anthony Lariccia
Arlene & Jay Tenenbaum
Association of California Life & Health Insurance Co.
AT&T Foundation
Bank of America Foundation
Balsamiq Studies, LLC
Blue Cross of California
Bohannon Foundation
BP Corporation of North America, Inc.
Brownstein Hyatt Faber Schreck LLP
Cathy and Sandy Dean Fund
California Advocates Inc.
California Association Health Facilities
California Community Foundation
California Endowment
California Professional Firefighters
CAN Foundation
CCPOA Issues Committee, Inc.
Charles A. Becker Foundation
Charles Schwab
Chevron Texaco Prod. Co.
Coarlie Farlee
Comcast Financial Agency Corp.
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
David Geffen Foundation
Debartolo Family Foundation Inc.
Delta Research & Education Foundation
Diane Troderman
DJM Investment Corp

Dotty Hatcher
Douglas Savant
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
First National Bank of Northern California
Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
Gap Foundation
Gary Dragul
GDA Real Estate Services, LLC
Geoff & Coleen Tate
George R. Corey, Attorney at Law
Goatie Foundation
Herbst Foundation
Ivy & Pearl Foundation
Jeffrey Padnos
Jeffrey S. Burnum Enterprises
Jewish Community Endowment Fund
Kapor
Kellogg Foundation
Lauren Kownig
Lennar Comm Bay Area Urban
Leslie Family Foundation
Lois & Helen Padnos Foundation
Ludacris Foundation, Pepsi Cola Co
Marjorie L. Fasman Foundation
Martin Ratner
Mary Ellen Bonner
Mercury
MLK Institute, Stanford
Morgan Keegan & Col
Morongo Band of Missions Indians
National Basketball Association
National City Bank
Nobuko Azumano

Orangewood Children’s Foundation
Peninsula Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Personal Insurance Federation of California
PG&E
Porter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant
Ralph’s Fund, Food 4 Less
Raymond Wean Foundation
Razoo Foundation
Robert Batinovich
Rosenberg
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
San Mateo Co. Board of Supervisors
Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians
Schwab Charitable Fund – Burnett
Schwab Charitable Fund – Fisher
See’s Candy
X – SFBSC Management Inc
Southern Poverty Law Center
State Bar of California
State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co.
Target
The Private Foundation C/O Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman
The Y.A. Istel Foundation Inc.
Traurig Green Philanthropic
Union Pacific Foundation
Wal Mart Foundation
Washington Mutual
With Support from the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (City and County of San Francisco)
Wells Fargo Foundation
Women’s Foundation of California

What our students & teachers are saying…

  • "Witnessing students discussing the complexities of the history and policies of the United States in our nation’s revered landmarks is one of my most treasured teaching moments."

    K. McNulty Middle School Teacher, Sojourn Alum
  • "Life-Changing. Transformative. Soul-Softening. Seeing myself as a sister to my fellow brothers and sisters in the walk of life of justice... and Making a gracious oath to no longer be a silent witness in every aspect of my life."

    W. Morgan Student, Sojourn Alum
  • "The goal of teaching is to be able to instill confidence and skills in a student to go along with content knowledge and relate it to the student’s life. Sojourn was able to do that with me by teaching me as a high school student more than just the history of the Civil Rights Movement, but to take action and be a voice of my community…"

    Pablo Aguilera Graduate, Stanford University, U.S. History Teacher, Sojourn Alum
  • "I thought no one cared about us. During my Sojourn Journey, I felt recognized, validated, and empowered for the first time. You could feel it. American Civil Rights speakers talking about their firsthand experiences and showing us that we don’t need to be quiet. Any one of us can bring about change."

    A. Vasquez Pre-Law Student, Social Activist, Sojourn Alum
  • "The students I met on Sojourn Project…received valuable lessons in tolerance, nonviolence, compassion, forgiveness, faith, and social responsibility. These are the concepts that will give rise to tomorrow’s social leaders."

    Congressman John Lewis 5th District of Georgia, Civil Rights Activist
  • "The most impactful thing was meeting Reverend Billy Kyles, because he made me realize that I do have a dream. All I have to do is believe in myself."

    Sojourn Alum
  • "…Before Sojourn,…I was closeminded and judgmental. My grades were suffering and I was lacking inspiration. From Sojourn, not only did I learn about the Civil Rights Movement, I learned about myself. I began to realize that I was capable of succeeding…I now attend college and am interested in becoming a lawyer or police officer…"

    I. B. Sojourn Alum
  • "The goal of the teaching is to be able to instill confidence and skills in a student to go along with content knowledge and relate it to the student’s life…"

    P. Aguilera Graduate, Stanford University and History Teacher, Sojourn Alum
  • "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

    James Baldwin Civil Rights Activist, Writer, Social Critic, Grandson of a Slave
  • "…As the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death approaches, we need to recall his messages more than ever, 'Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.'"

    Minnijean Brown-Trickey Member of the Little Rock Nine, Civil Rights Activist, Environmentalist, Peacemaker
  • "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spokesperson and Leader of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • "I recently partook in a different program, with a similar theme. However, I liked your program more because it was such an emotional experience that really changed who I am as a person. I still think about that trip to this day and all of the amazing people I got to meet on that trip. I would love to accompany you on another trip and possibly teach a lesson with one of the staff."

    J. Manning Sojourn alum
  • "There is a difference between the remembrance of history and reverence for it. We are talking about truth."

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu New Orleans
  • "Sojourn Project allows participants to not just touch history, but to touch those who made history."

    Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles Civil Rights Leader
  • "If not us, then who? If not now, then when?"

    Congressman John Lewis 5th District of Georgia, Civil Rights Leader, Sojourn Mentor
  • "I have witnessed non-engaged students from my school learn and appreciate the value of education on Sojourn and apply those lessons upon their return to school…most gratifying…"

    California County Teacher of the Year Sojourn Teacher Alum
  • "Engagement with and between the kids is incredible. The preparation pre-trip gets them ready for something that's so deep, it seems beyond their comprehension, yet their responsiveness and comments prove how much they're not only getting, but how much they are retaining…It's also about a much bigger picture for them as young adults, developing a level of understanding other people that truly sets them apart – in whatever path they take. I'M BLOWN AWAY!"

    E. Pleschner Sojourn Adult Participant & Alum
  • "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that 'all men are created equal'."

    Abraham Lincoln U.S. Representative, Lawyer, U.S. President
  • "Witnessing students discuss the complexities of the history and policies of the United States in our nation’s revered landmarks is one of my most treasured moments."

    Karen McNulty Sojourn Middle School Teacher
  • "The most impactful thing was meeting Reverend Billy Kyles, because he made me realize that I do have a dream. All I have to do is believe in myself."

    Sojourn Alum

We invite you to learn more about, contribute to, and rally behind this outstanding, life-affirming, and all-inclusive legacy.

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