Who are we?

Locksley Inc. A non-profit, digital civil society org, based in Chicago.

So I guess you could say we're a mouth full.
I'd call us an ongoing evolve. One not to sleep on.

The Mission

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ultivate purpose-driven leaders through civic development, digital literacy, and a cognitive approach to news and (dis/) information.

Leverage elevated consumer expectations with what it means to be philanthropic.

The Vision

Ultimately, to address the widening gap between philanthropic capability and resource demand.

A social sector culture of abundance at a global scale, if you will.

These days, ICT innovation seems to lag only slightly behind the speed of light. The complexity of our wide-ranging social problems, however, has yet to keep pace with our inescapable digital-first future.

To create forward-moving solutions, ethical and transparent digital infrastructure, we believe, remains the only sustainable foundation.

I'm often referred to as a visionary. A notion that often follows a policy proposal or any idea requiring sector collaboration. I tend to see myself --and the incredible individuals I work with, learn from, and deeply admire-- as highly relevant to our current arc in history.

Although ideation behind this project retains much earlier roots, we officially launched in the fall of 2020. A monumental year of historic magnitude evidenced by our collective scars. 2020 provided a beating heart to an otherwise skeletal shape.

We invite you to join us in our commitment to evolve how we think, do, and impact our world.

                                                                          Founder, activist, and life-long evolve

A note on vision

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How we operate:

As our position is focused on co-creating solutions, our approach champions effective altruism. We believe people should have the ability to donate passionately across multiple causes but effectively within these causes to produce the most consequential outcomes.

Collective action on any social issue requires attention to the ways digital regulations influence and shape every other policy domain. Often we see a fragmented or independent set of influences or individuals as the culprit toward exasperating an issue, however, to create solutions within a digital-dependent society, we have to address the fact that these digital systems are owned and managed by corporate and government entities. The need for a transparent and regulated code of ethics, as the baseline for digital development and intent of use, is absolutely necessary toward scaled social solutions.

Our fundraising is three-pronged. Please do not hesitate to reach out directly for a more comprehensive breakdown of each fundraising objective. In addition to a monthly donor report, we will host an open Zoom session each month to review these reports and speak candidly to these goals and produced outcomes.

Prong 1. Digital rights advocacy and protection.

Combatting disinformation and increasing digital and media literacy.

A lack of connection is one of the main contributing problems towards the isolation of communities and the acceptance of reality and facts. Communities need reliable, accurate news and access to factual information that creates the opportunity for dialogue, reflection, and informed decision-making.

By addressing the evolution of key digital systems, and developing a common understanding of practices used in such, we'll begin to shed light on the addictive and intentionally-designed digital tactics used to curate our google results, social media feed, and the ads we see. Underscoring the need to rethink how we consume and share information, the goal is to bring awareness, trigger a moment of pause, and stir curiosity towards confronting our digital addictions and the subsequent repercussions of such.

Up first:

A. Awareness towards the rise of ISP (internet service provider) and media monopolies over our local and regional news.

B. The need to advocate for transparent ethical standards in behavioral analysis, predictive analytics, responsible data collection, including corporate and government commitments toward the funding of ethical data infrastructure.

The plan, in-part:

Increased collaboration across organizations and issue areas to levy an awareness campaign that brings attention to digital problems by reinforcing the interconnected threats to our collective communities, particularly within marginalized and rural communities. We often may overlook the relationship between algorithms and socio-economic, environmental, and public health issues, but by organizing collective power through a shared goal, we have an opportunity to push for real change.

Partnerships with tech leaders within the social impact sectors, and creating an open-communication access point between our campaign and experts in the digital protection and national security space.

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