African-American Actor Michael B. Jordan recently teamed up with the charitable side of the rideshare company Lyft (which is called LyftUp). He founded the Outlier Society Fellowship, and he and his organization decided that they and LyftUp could combine to help people who need it to get rides in the community for things like job interviews or other career-advancing endeavors.
They all collectively focused their efforts on helping the people who need it, such as those who normally would struggle to find a car ride (versus commuting via bus or train), folks who live in low-income communities, and/or college grads who are looking for a job. This kind of free service is especially needed right now during the pandemic in the United States, being that many people are out of work and low on funds.
The LyftUp and Michael B. Jordan Free Ride Service Combination
LyftUp and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Fellowship is a match made in heaven, and they paint a clear picture why in their promotional video. They show specifically how a car ride can mean saving so much time when compared to taking public transportation.
In the video, there is a young African-American lady who said that when she would speak at conferences, she would sometimes have to leave earlier than she wanted to, being that her commute with busses, trains, etc. would actually take her about three hours to get home. This obviously can cut out much needed career-focusing time, and likely harm job advancement in many cases.
She points out the fact that this service that LyftUp and Micheal B. Jordan combine to create (one that provides transportation at no cost to the riders) is so very helpful. This is because a car ride compared to the sometimes hectic public transportation in New York and Los Angeles can mean the difference between making, say, a job interview or a workshift, on time, late, or even at all.
About LyftUp and the Outlier Society Fellowship
Lyft has recently seen some rough times legally, with situations that may have sort of tarnished their name to some of the American public. This is especially true in California, where earlier in 2020 the company was required by the courts to come up with a plan to give benefits to their drivers. By combining with Michael B. Jordan’s organization and providing such invaluable service to those in need of quickly getting from point A to point B for their career-related ventures, the rideshare company’s image is helped out immensely.
Michael B. Jordan actually spent his childhood near both the places where the service is provided, Los Angeles and New York. He was actually born in Santa Ana, California, but only stayed there for two years before his parents moved to Newark, New Jersey when he was just a toddler.
Growing up low-income in Newark, he knows firsthand how hard it can be when there is limited income, but also many things that need to be done in and around a household. His organization is one that set out with the overall mission of mentoring underrepresented youth, and the same kind of citizens are being greatly helped here with the wonderful free-ride service they are providing with LyftUp.