LVMPD Foundation Launches Black Giving Circle to Empower Black Ownership of Public Safety

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation is proud to launch our Black Giving Circle during Black History Month. This new initiative is meant to forge and strengthen relationships between the Southern Nevada Black community and local law enforcement.

Corporate leaders, business owners, community advocates, members of law enforcement, and our partners at the Urban Chamber of Commerce attended the launch yesterday at NINE TWENTY in downtown Las Vegas.

International recording artist Alli Star performed the inspirational song “Rise Up.” And Sparkl and Xevyn Harris-Descent, two young performers who participate in the Hip Hop Entrepreneurship program, wowed the audience with their original composition called “Glory.” Black business owner Chef Mimi of Exquisite Kitchen provided the breakfast. Local artist M!scre8 collaborated with guests on a painting celebrating the program.

Membership in the Black Giving Circle will ensure the continued growth of several programs that are meant to provide mentorship and strengthen trust between officers and youth, like the Bolden Little League and Hockey United, and Empowerment Workshops.

The Black Giving Circle will also collaborate with the NAACP Las Vegas Branch on Cooking with a Cop, Reading with a Cop, and Conversations with a Cop, programs designed to encourage and create communication between young people and law enforcement.

Becoming a member of the Black Giving Circle helps the LVMPD Foundation funds these programs to better serve and impact the Black community.