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Free Surf Lessons

When we surf in community, we're a safe space

Color the Water is changing the surf narrative in southern California — from the territorial and exclusive Blue Crush-esque scene to an inclusive community where people of color are stoked to paddle out, catch waves, and connect with their power in the ocean.

Lizelle Jackson is the force behind that change. A former collegiate athlete, it wasn’t until her 20’s that she dove into the sport. Often the sole Black woman surfer on the coast of southern California fighting for every wave, she faced head-on the lack of representation and safe space for people of color in the sport.

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Our First Annual T9 Pitchfest Nonprofit Edition

When our first annual Pitchfest Nonprofit Edition application went live in March, we crossed our fingers and hoped that we would get at least nine organizations to apply and participate.

Turns out we were super, super wrong about that.

After sorting through 92 applications, we invited our top nine finalists to T9HQ for two days of connecting, learning, and story-telling – and the results completely blew us away.

Pitchfest Nonprofit Edition

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Pitchfest Nonprofit Finalists: Our Starting Nine

Pitchfest NPEWe’ve seen first-hand the power of women and what can be achieved when we come together, lift one another, and empower our communities. For our first annual Pitchfest Nonprofit Edition, we had the tough task of choosing our top nine from 92 – yes, 92! – applicants. We’re so excited to bring together this incredible group of women change-makers, activists, and leaders for our first annual Pitchfest Nonprofit. (more…)

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