Seeds of Hope


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Mission Statement

We believe every survivor has a right to realize their dreams and follow their passion. Seeds of Hope provides paid internships, technical training, seed funding, networking, and career mentorships. Our hope is these experiences will cultivate an environment where purpose thrives. 

The U.S. Department of State states that a top way to fight human trafficking is for businesses to “provide jobs, internships, skills training, and other opportunities to trafficking survivors.”

 

#SeedsOfHopeForSurvivors

Human trafficking is one of the only victim situations where the victimization becomes the vocation. The Seeds of Hope initiative of the Lynch Foundation for Children is a career empowerment fund for survivors of trafficking, amplifying survivor voices across communities on every front. It is a catalyst and stepping stone for survivors to achieve vocational opportunities and sustainable success.

  • Growing Passion: We believe every survivor has a right to realize their dreams and pursue their passion.

  • Growing Opportunity: Seeds of Hope provides this opportunity through paid internships, technical training, seed funding, networking, and career mentorships.

  • Growing Purpose: Our hope is these experiences will cultivate an environment where purpose thrives.


The United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report of 2016 was the first ever report of its kind (U.S. Department of State, 2016). Written by 11 survivors of trafficking appointed by President Obama, it described five areas that need to be addressed to combat the crime. The fifth area is “Help Survivors Get On Track For Success In Work And Life.” The Advisory Council suggested offering more economic opportunities for survivors, whether in the form of vocational training, financial counseling, educational scholarships, or employment in federal agencies as staff or consultants. This collaborative group of survivors simply asks that the government takes these recommendations and put them into action. Read the report here.