Chlo'e Edwards serves founded the Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia Campaign in 2020. She now serves on the Executive Board as an ambassador. The Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia campaign mission is to empower communities impacted by marginalization in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and social justice on behalf of children, youth, and families. The campaign is hosted by Voices for Virginia's Children.
Chlo'e Edwards serves on the Advisory Board of The Hive. The Hive Movement is a youth-led intergenerational, and multi-racial community that believes in a world where all young people feel like they belong and have the resources they need to become independent, healthy, and thriving adults. We believe in a world where care, support, and healing, replace criminalization, incarceration, and violence. We manifest this through resources across housing, entrepreneurship, health, wellness, education, arts, culture, and restorative practices.
Chlo'e Edwards serves on the Board of I'M JUST ME MOVEMENT. The mission of the organization is to strengthening youth, families, and communities through mentorship, education and training, positive development, and community partnerships. I'M JUST ME MOVEMENT provides innovative mentoring programs through the "I'm Just Me Workshop," Live Life Forward Program, Intervention Group Sessions, Bullying and Diversity Workshops, Individual and Group Mentoring, Mobile Resource Centers and Job Readiness events.
Chlo'e Edwards is a member of Harriet's Wildest Dreams, a Black-led community abolitionist defense hub centering all Black lives at risk for state-sanctioned violence in the Greater Washington area. Their work includes legal empowerment, political and civic education, mass protest, organizing campaigns, and community care that builds alternatives to oppressive systems. They do this through political defense, community defense, and legal defense.
Chlo'e Edwards is a member of Collective 365, which was established with the intent to unite individuals who want to invest, learn from, and celebrate Black & Brown communities. Collective 365 is composed of individuals who seek to support positive change and sustainability in communities of color in the DMV area (DC, Maryland, VA) by combining resources. Collective 365 is reimagining philanthropy by removing barriers for individuals to become philanthropists and those seeking funding. We do this by offering three types of memberships and providing grant funding and capacity building opportunities to our grant applicants.
Chlo'e Edwards is a member of Thursday Network. In 1910, the National Urban League (NUL) started a movement in the African-American community toward establishing economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. Founded in 1992, Thursday Network is comprised of over 300 young professionals committed to serving the Washington Metropolitan area through community programs and partnership that address the Empowerment Goals of the National Urban League. The mission of TN is to provide a forum for young adults, ages 21 – 40, to focus their energies on community service, professional development, and political involvement.
Chlo'e Edwards supports the vision of The Movement for Black Lives. The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.
Chlo'e Edwards previously served as the President of Black Lives Matter 804. They believe in the power of advocacy and activism to promote equity, justice, and dismantle violence against Black people. BLM 804 is a local #BlackLivesMatter chapter in the metropolitan area. BLM was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. The BLM mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
Chlo'e Edwards is a member of the NAACP DC branch. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination. The NAACP prioritizes criminal justice, economic empowerment, education, health, political action through voter mobilization and voter turnout initiatives in Washington, DC.