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Nov. 18, 2016 7:51 am

How Mission Incorporated weaves activism into its capacity-building work

Lawanda Horton shares what the Germantown-based firm has going on besides making grassroots nonprofits more efficient in her "Around the Corner" interview.

Lawanda Horton.

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Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


Mission Incorporated has a lot going on for what’s essentially a one-person show.

Lawanda Horton, the founder and executive director of the capacity-building firm that primarily serves grassroots nonprofits, is helped out by her husband and occasionally some assistants. Even so, she finds time to take a stand against what she sees as the greatest social problems of our time.

“The practical application of social justice comes out through our activism programming,” she said during her “Around the Corner” interview with Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen.

For instance, the Germantown-based Mission Incorporated just launched a radio show called “The Missing Branch” (that is, the missing branch of government — a.k.a. the people), hosts events that address racism (such as 2015’s “Letters to Trayvon and this year’s “The Letters” project) and is about to release a directory of Black-owned businesses in time for the holidays.

At the end of February, the organization is taking on “Working While Black” with the Black Writers Museum about being Black in the workplace.

“We’re just really looking to get people motivated and putting their money where their mouth is, and making the kind of changes we’d like to see in our communities,” Horton said.

Oh — and she knows a lot about fundraising. Hear more below.

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PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

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