In 2017 the Babypalooza 501c3 non-profit organization was formed with a mission to provide solutions and address the extremely high maternal and infant mortality rates in the United States through education and parental support. Especially among black moms who are four times more likely to die in childbirth than white moms.
According to the CDC, more than 60% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. Subsequently, Babypalooza seeks to decrease the impact of these conditions by using events and the digital platform to offer a network and community of mothers, non-profit service providers, for-profit partners, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders who are able to educate women on critical topics, connect them with needed resources and care, supply products, and help them plug into a support network.
- Services provided include: BabypaloozaU an online academy for pregnancy and parenting courses
- Exhibit grants to local nonprofits that provide ongoing parenting training for marginalized families
- Tuition grants to train black doulas to work in underserved communities.
- Educational and supportive community events