Black Hands Universal 
Goals & Work Initiatives 

Purchase land and building –

We are working to secure a space where we can develop our initiatives, expand our platform, and offer resources to our community. This building will house our workspace, trade school, other businesses(food) and eventually a rehabilitative space for individuals struggling with substance abuse.  

Establish Trade School – 

Our trade school provides access to training in construction related fields, as well as access to union positions for disenfranchised people. Full inclusion in unionized labor will help to redistribute economic resources more equitably throughout our community.

Financial Literacy –

We seek to empower marginalized people by providing financial literacy education and resources. This education goes beyond basic information about sound saving and investment strategies. We instill an entrepreneurial mindset in the individuals we work with.

Substance Abuse –

In order to effectively address substance abuse in our community, we must approach addiction as an illness, rather than a crime. Black Hands Universal treats addicted individuals with compassion, providing them access to rehabilitative programs and employment opportunities. 

Mental Health –

Providing accessible mental health care is crucial to breaking the cycle of inequity both in and outside of the criminal justice system.  Rather than only intervening after a mentally ill individual has become incarcerated, we seek to identify risk factors early in order to both support our community and decrease our incarcerated populations.

  • We are deeply committed to policies aimed at reducing racial bias and improving the criminal justice system.


  • Our goal is to create a future in which everyone has access to fair credit, livable wages, and health insurance. More broadly, our plan focuses on providing educational resources to increase financial literacy in our community. 


  • Ability to educate citizens, residents, and legislators about the costs and consequences of criminal justice system.


  • We want to proactively address circumstances that unfairly hold Black people back and create equitable solutions that move us all forward.


  • We intend on having an anti-racist agenda.

Vision:  Hands That Heal
Collaboration with Black Hands Universal



Black Hands Universal is calling upon community members and organizations to support, collaborate and invest in disenfranchised people. We are an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on bringing equity to those who have been marginalized by the criminal justice system and disrupting the systems of power that enable this injustice.