On Youth Justice, Police Violence, and Racism

“As an entity dedicated to supporting youth-led social change, we have been both appalled by the recent police violence against young people and inspired by the powerful community response…”

Click below to read the public statement written by PFF President Laura McCargar.

Youth Organizations Collaborate for Educational Justice in CT

In early March, students from across Connecticut gathered to testify at the Capitol for two bills that would require schools to include African American, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies in K – 12 schools statewide. he students represented several youth organizations, Citywide Youth Coalition, Connecticut Students for a Dream, Hearing Youth Voices, and Students for Educational Justice, with each organization being a member of the Connecticut Black and Brown Student Union (CT BBSU), a network of youth organizations that spans the state and organizational issue area.

Community Organizer Brings Lived Experience to New Role

We sat down with Ta’LannaMonique Miller from Citywide Youth Coalition (CWYC) and learned about the work she has been doing as their Community Organizer. Having personal experience with the justice system, Ta’LannaMonique brings her passion, experience, and knowledge to her position.

New Research from PFF: Strengthening A Nascent Field

Published in May 2019, “Strengthening a Nascent Field: Lessons from the Building Leadership and Organizing Capacity Initiative” documents the impact of PFF’s BLOC Initiative on CT’s youth organizing landscape. It also outlines the lessons we learned along the way and key takeaways for funders interested in advancing social change.

On Youth Justice, Police Violence, and Racism

“As an entity dedicated to supporting youth-led social change, we have been both appalled by the recent police violence against young people and inspired by the powerful community response…”

Click below to read the public statement written by PFF President Laura McCargar.

Youth Organizations Collaborate for Educational Justice in CT

In early March, students from across Connecticut gathered to testify at the Capitol for two bills that would require schools to include African American, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies in K – 12 schools statewide. The students represented several youth organizations, Citywide Youth CoalitionConnecticut Students for a DreamHearing Youth Voices, and Students for Educational Justice, with each organization being a member of the Connecticut Black and Brown Student Union (CT BBSU), a network of youth organizations that spans the state and organizational issue area.

Community Organizer Brings Lived Experience to New Role

We sat down with Ta’LannaMonique Miller from Citywide Youth Coalition (CWYC) and learned about the work she has been doing as their Community Organizer. Having personal experience with the justice system, Ta’LannaMonique brings her passion, experience, and knowledge to her position.

New Research from PFF: "Strengthening A Nascent Field"

Published in May 2019, “Strengthening a Nascent Field: Lessons from the Building Leadership and Organizing Capacity Initiative” documents the impact of PFF’s BLOC Initiative on CT’s youth organizing landscape. It also outlines the lessons we learned along the way and key takeaways for funders interested in advancing social change.

The Perrin Family Foundation partners with organizations based in under-resourced communities across Connecticut in order to create environments that support
youth as leaders of social change.

Why Youth Led Social Change?

Creating opportunities for youth to share their truths, question the status quo, exercise leadership and take action to create change will not only pave the way for young people’s lifelong participation and leadership in the civic sphere, it also has the potential to transform our youth, communities, and institutions in the here and now.

GRANTMAKING

Investing in organizations and grassroots groups engaged in youth-led social change

CAPACITY BUILDING

Deepening the effectiveness and impact of youth-led social change efforts across Connecticut

FIELD BUILDING

Cultivating a community and philanthropic ecosystem committed to youth-led social change

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New Research from PFF: “Strengthening A Nascent Field”

Published in May 2019, “Strengthening a Nascent Field: Lessons from the Building Leadership and Organizing Capacity Initiative” documents the impact of PFF’s BLOC Initiative on CT’s youth organizing landscape. It also outlines the lessons we learned along the way and...

On Youth Justice, Police Violence, and Racism

Dear Friends and Partners, Several years ago, the Perrin Family Foundation decided to relocate its office from the white, affluent suburb of Ridgefield to New Haven, Connecticut.  Part of the reason we moved was to ensure that our work was grounded in and responsive...

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 3 - There is still time to apply for the Development & Events Manager position - Join our team!

https://t.co/0F0pQqhUdK

Closing recommendations for funders at #FCYO2019:
-Fund multi-year gen op support
-Remember this money belongs in our communities; figure out how to move it swiftly
-Fund transformation, not transactions
-Trust young people
-Fund the new ideas, transition + dark times
@THE_FCYO

Funders! Join @The_FCYO as we uplift Youth Organizing work in the South on June 4 in Atlanta at our Funder Briefing: https://t.co/WnHMhRe976

“Philanthropists: Fund us like you want us to win.” - Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Highlander Center. @hendersonaw0604 ‼️‼️‼️ @THE_FCYO

"We asked, we listened, and we did what we were told" 🔥 - @Laura McCargar on how @Perrinfamilyfd is able to take a movement building approach in their funding #YOintheSouth

Room poll: in one word how would you (#philanthropy) describe your relationship with grant partners? Here’s what we learned... #GEOLearn cc: @Perrinfamilyfdn @LucasCodog

Happening now at #GEOlearn: Trust-Based Approaches to Learning and Evaluation in the ballroom. Come have breakfast with @TWI_2022 @RSClarkFdn @headwatersmt @durfeeLA @Perrinfamilyfdn & Satterberg Fdn @GEOfunders

Lucas Codognolia of @CT4aDREAM and Laura McCargar of @Perrinfamilyfdn remind us that wisdom is in the room #GEOLearn

Reciprocal, Equitable, Accountable, Learn - some REAL talk with @CT4aDREAM and @Perrinfamilyfdn. Learning moves in both directions. Everyone has something to teach, everyone has something to learn. And it's not extractive. #GEOLearn

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New Haven, CT 06511

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CONTACT US

85 Willow Street
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 438-7349
info@perrinfamilyfoundation.org

Social Channels