The International Southern Christian Leadership (SCL) Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1966; The Foundation is a nonprofit organization, established by Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier, in 1966.
The SCL Foundation’s philosophy is “Quantum Responsibility.” This means, individuals are educated, inspired and empowered to understand the true definition of influence to understand their personal power, and to muster the courage to apply said power to the pursuit of civil and human rights-as in the past- for better futures.
The Foundation has been providing services to the community for 52 years. It’s committed to building a diverse society where the differences of individuals are respected and embraced rather than merely tolerated.
SCL Foundation, Inc. works in conjunction with Partners and Affiliates that affect the lives of all Americans: North, South, East and West. It’s sphere of influence and interests has become international in scope because the human rights interest transcends national boundaries.
As community “stake holders” and “gate keepers” we are encourage our partners and affiliates including organizations, congregations and professional, to make choices that benefit the good of individuals and communities as a whole.