Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE​ Foundation

        "The issues we face are not black or white but American.

                           Together we can make a difference. 

                                      There is nothing we can't do"

                                              -Terry Hardy, Founder and CEO

ABOUT US

 

An experience that began from purchasing his first motorcycle (a 2005 Harley-Davidson Road Glide) he embarked upon a life-changing journey - one that discovered motorcycling is about fun, adventure, excitement and freedom.  The recreation and comradery of motorcycling has nothing to do with charity.  However, the majority of motorcyclists are good people who like to give back to the communities in which they live and serve.  He also discovered that there was another side of motorcycling that was darker than what was apparent at the onset.  With others he set out to provide some alternatives for civic-minded riders and a means to provide a benefit to the community, hence a unified approach - the World of Soul Motorcycle Community.

From creating an online motorcycle social network of 9,600 motorcyclists and clubs to its focus on social and cultural reconciliation, the Foundation is the brainchild of one person - it's founder. 

 

In 2008,  the network made it's way offline and into the streets in support of constructing the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D. C.  The legacy of the civil rights movement was motivation to grow relationships among its leaders.

 

At the encouragement and through Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., our founder Terry Hardy initiated support for youth pursuing a post-secondary education.  Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation  (a 501c3 public charity)  was created to help grow the capacity of the World of Soul Motorcycle Community’s ability to support students in a manner unprecedented in collaboration with the community-at-large.

 

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation was established in 2011 with an announcement from the steps of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky as a means to fuel the initiatives and philanthropic interest of the World of Soul Motorcycle Community.

Today, the Foundation is seeking support through board development to bring together the resources to help World of Soul Motorcycle Community reach its full potential.

The Foundation is working to grow a national motorcyclist association, provide support for youth with their pursuit of a post-secondary education and build the World of Soul Motorcycle Community for Youth Development.

 

OUR MISSION IS TO  BE A VEHICLE FOR CHANGE.​​

 

To encourage, empower and engage the motorcycle community to develop, expand and support programs that encourage social and cultural reconciliation through awareness, education, economic development and civic engagement.

 

We aim to raise awareness, funds and the development of infrastructure to execute programs and services that give priority to initiatives that help at-risk-youth reach their full potential.


It seeks to help reconcile issues plaguing the community by reconciling the images placed upon society.​

Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation is a model of service coordination and the motorcycle community’s principle advocate for disadvantaged youth.

Ride for CHANGE-Ride for HOPE Foundation gives priority to community-based initiatives serving and governed by people of color in recognition of the disproportionate impact that the educational disparity is having on African-American, Latino and other minority communities.

CORE PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Community Development

    • World of Soul Motorcycle Community™

    • World of Soul Motorcycle Community Center for Youth Development

  • Coalition Building/Organizational Infrastructure

    • Riders United to Serve Humanity™

  • Humanities (History, Arts & Culture)

    • Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE™

  • Economic & Workforce Development

    • World of Soul Motorcycle Community™ ADVOCATE Program

  • Civic Collaboration

  • Youth Development

    • Youth Mentoring

    • National Youth Project Using Mini Bikes

    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    • Tour of Historically Black Colleges & Universities

  • Motorcycle Safety & Training

  • World of Soul Motorsports

CLICK HERE to view list of the Foundation's members.

Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation is a 501 c 3 tax exempt organization           

an Illinois not-for-profit corporation   FEIN #45-2123430

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