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Sun Gate Foundation, a (501)(c)(3) non-profit, survivor led organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, is an independent organization addressing a critical gap in the human trafficking aftercare community by making a substantial commitment to survivors. Sun Gate Foundation funds educational opportunities provided to survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in the United States. The ultimate goal is to equip these young girls, boys, women, and men with a solid foundation to confidently go after their dreams.


We are currently accepting scholarship applications for our Fall 2018 and  leadership scholarships . Deadline to apply is Jul 13, 2018.  Please email for more information and an application.


We are currently accepting applications for internships.  If you are interested in an internship, please email  with “INTERN” in the subject line.

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Left to right: CEO of Sun Gate Foundation, Shamere McKenzie; Ms Jamaica World 2017,, Solange Sinclair;  Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Chair of NATFATIP, Carol Palmer

Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie Human Trafficking Ambassador for Jamaica

On July 25-26, 2018, the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) hosted the first form of its kind to be convened in the Caribbean – “The Hard Road to Recovery: From Victim to Survivor”. The inaugural international conference was held at the Melia Braco Village Hotel in Trelawny, Jamaica. The main objectives of the conference were to: Increase public awareness to discourage these activities and to warn those who are unaware. Train officials throughout... Read more →

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“Education was my ‘way out’ of a family locked in generational cycles of violence, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty.” Kate Price, Ph.D. scholar With your help we can provide assistance to many other survivors like Kate. Immediately show your support and participate in our educational campaign. Through education, survivors can be empowered to confidently pursue their dreams and become more active and vital members of society. In addition, survivors often position themselves to “give back”... Read more →

AG Stein: More training needed to continue fight against human trafficking

“North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein on Thursday said the state is working with several partners to help combat human trafficking. In a news conference at the Salvation Army of Wake County, Stein said his office, along with partners like Project Fight, one of the leaders in the state at fighting human trafficking, are working to better train and equip the public to help.” Click Here to read the full story and see video of our... Read more →