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Sun Gate Foundation
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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 leadership scholarship . We will e accepting applications for all other scholarships on March 1, 2017. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application.
Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, was one of the many speakers at the Fort Bragg Sexual Assault Summit held on Monday, September 26, 2016. The Fayetteville Observer covered the event. “Shamere McKenzie had big plans for her life. She was going to be the next Marion Jones. An Olympian. The fastest woman alive. A high school track star, McKenzie earned a full college scholarship. But then, her dreams fell a part.” Click here to read more. Read more →
Click here to listen to a podcast of our CEO, Shamere McKenzie speaking at the Equip for Freedom Conference. Read more →
“Gong*came to the United States hoping to study English and eventually become a nurse, but she was ensnared in a sex trafficking ring after responding to a job ad for a Chinese-speaking tour guide. She escaped her traffickers in 2014 and the City Bar Justice Center helped her apply for a T Visa as a victim of trafficking. Her T Visa was approved and Gong was accepted to a nursing program that started in September 2015.”... Read more →
It’s that time of year again. A time when many college graduates will walk across the stage celebrating their hard work and dedication. Some graduates walk across the stage with a big smile responding to the screams from family and friends who came to support. While others walk across the stage with tears streaming down their faces. Not because it is a sad moment, but tears of joy when they look back on all the hurdles... Read more →