Nike X Caramel Rock

NIKE, Inc.’s commitments to the Black community bring together partners who are bringing the most good to those suffering from systemic racism. Through a focus on economic empowerment, education, and social justice, partners of all sizes can create healing change at the ground level, whether they work in the smallest neighborhood or across an entire nation. Everyone, including Nike,  can do their part in making a more equitable playing field. That way Nike asociate with education charity Caramel Rock to face these difficult realities.

Black Community Commitment

NIKE, Inc.’s commitments to the Black community bring together partners who are bringing the most good to those suffering from systemic racism. Through a focus on economic empowerment, education, and social justice, partners of all sizes can create healing change at the ground level, whether they work in the smallest neighborhood or across an entire nation. Everyone, including Nike,  can do their part in making a more equitable playing field. That way Nike asociate with education charity Caramel Rock to face these difficult realities.

Caramel Rock has welcomed Nike’s commitment.

With the decline in youth access to quality education services, the increase in youth-on-youth crime, and low levels of education attendance because of the pandemic and the unequal available online resources from the student body, it is a Nike belief that education should play a daily role in the lives of young people and can be a positive vehicle for change. Know more about Caramel Rock and Nike partnership on this video below!

Why London? Why our organisation?

For Nike, it was time to take the learnings from the North American work and expand the vision abroad.

Inspired by the Black Community Commitment in North America, Nike launched the first international investment supporting the The black community in London. Why London? As a major global city, and one sharing a rich legacy with Nike, London represents an opportunity to use the passion, insights, and direct involvement of Nike employees to advance equality for the city’s Black communities. Following the aims of this project, Nike got involved with London nonprofit organizations keen in their fields, such as Caramel Rock, to create enhance Black Communities through projects in the city, emphasizing work related to sports, equity, education, mentorship, mental health, and much more.

Nike’s Grantees Community

Ballet Black, Baytree Centre, Black Minds Matter UK, Black Trans Foundation, Caramel Rock, Dwayne Simpson Foundation CIC, Elimu International Ltd, Power2, Project 4 Youth Empowerment CIC, RESET MH, S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys CIC, Talawa Theatre Company, The 100 Black Men of London, Theatre Peckham, Young Steps Ltd