At the Vera Institute of Justice, our mission is to drive change, to urgently build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. Vera is committed to defending American values that are now at risk: justice, fairness, and due process. Our work is built on the belief that no matter the color of your skin, how much money you have in your wallet, or where you or your family come from, you deserve access to these basic human rights. We work directly with the leaders who run, and can transform, the public institutions that deliver justice. We help them change our police departments, the immigration system, our courts, and our jails and prisons. This is the fifth year the Vera Institute of Justice is participating as a Charity Partner for the TCS New York City Marathon and it is a great experience every year! Individuals who choose to run for Vera will receive:
- Guaranteed entry into the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon
- Personal fundraising page
- Vera Institute of Justice team t-shirt
- Fundraising support
Runners will need to fundraise $2,500 for Vera, as is the case with any Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. For more information about how to join Vera's TCS New York City Marathon team, please contact Nikaya Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org.