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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.


Scholarships

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


Opportunity

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

Recent Updates

Freedom

Freedom for Survivors Campaign

January is declared the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Join Sun Gate Foundation in our Freedom For Survivors campaign where we will highlight survivor leaders from around the country who will answer the question: What Does Freedom Mean to You? This campaign was inspired by Juliana Semione. Juliana is a research associate in the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham and the program developer for The Salvation Army U.K.’s modern slavery unit. In... Read more →

Exited Prostitution Survivor Policy Platform

Abstract “Survivors of prostitution propose a policy reform platform including three main pillars of priority: criminal justice reforms, fair employment, and standards of care. The sexual exploitation of prostituted individuals has lasting effects which can carry over into many aspects of life. In order to remedy these effects and give survivors the opportunity to live a full and free life, we must use a survivor-centered approach to each of these pillars to create change. First, reform... Read more →

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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JOIN US IN HELPING SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING PURSUE THEIR EDUCATIONAL DREAMS.

“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 →