We selected Birthing Beautiful Communities (BBC) to receive our donation for this quarter. BBC is a village of birth workers or doulas who primarily provide social support to pregnant women at highest risk for infant mortality during the perinatal period. BBC was established in 2014 with a mission to address and improve the systemic and community structures that lead to poor birth outcomes for African-American women through culture, education, advocacy, support and engagement. It holistically supports pregnant women to deliver full-term healthy babies, and in achieving equitable birth outcomes. The doulas who deliver the service live and work in the same communities as their clients. There is no fee for the service for women in economically depressed neighborhoods. BBC partners with many community organizations including University Hospital, Metro and the Nurse Family Partnership.