A New Look!
Updated: Aug 12, 2020
Over the next couple of weeks, you'll see the Z.E.C name transition to Sage Hill.
What Changes To Expect?
We're changing the logo from the ZE circle to a Baobab tree. The Baobab is also known as the "Tree of Life" and revered for their longevity (some have been alive for over 5000 years!) as well as multiple uses that have helped feed and sustain communities. They're found primarily in Africa, but there are a few trees in the Caribbean.
With the protests that have been erupting around the country and the impact COVID-19 has had on the global economy, community mental health, and vulnerable populations, we want to do more when the tail end of this "2020 cyclone" has passed. The tree will help us remember our commitment to creating a better social climate both here and across the globe.
What kinds of things are you doing?
We've increased our global giving.
We've become involved with groups/organizations focused on social justice, health equity, disaster relief, literacy, and children with disabilities.
We're in the process of developing a scholarship geared toward adult learners with disabilities pursuing higher education.
Nope. Everything else remains the same.
Why Sage Hill?
It's the name of a hill in the West Indies. In 2017, Hurricane Irma passed over the island of Barbuda, the sister island to Antigua in the Lesser Antilles, where Sage Hill is located. Irma's damage rendered Barbuda uninhabitable, destroying everything in its path with wind speeds peaking at 180mph. Antigua is where my entire family is from (both parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.), and the government of Antigua is responsible for Barbuda. The islands have done an incredible job of rebuilding since the disaster; this is how we pay homage and respect.