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...

@WritersBlockInk with an excerpt from their amazing [UN]DOCUMENTED performance at the @Perrinfamilyfdn 25th anniversary celebration. Started off with movement set to the beautiful poetry of the incomparable @denicefrohman (so good to hear your voice!)

@NLYouthVoices was a part of @Perrinfamilyfdn’s BLOC program, which helped them build relationships & led to a state-wide organizing network in CT - FCYO spoke with Yanitza Cubilette about their #JourneyStory: https://t.co/uxduMwCosl

How did a family foundation focused on youth development pivot to invest in #youthorganizing? Read the #JourneyStory of @Perrinfamilyfdn w/founder Sheila Perrin & board member David Perrin about what it took: https://t.co/05ypbAKFP6

Full house at New Haven Free Public Library for our #CommunityConversation on harm reduction in New Haven. #HealthyJustCT

Today we co-hosted a Funders Briefing on our #Connecticut #CJReform Field Scan, alongside @TowFdn @Perrinfamilyfdn @cfgnh. Special thanks to all who were in attendance & brought their voices and concerns about the issues deeply affecting our communities, to the table.

Today the @Perrinfamilyfdn team is attending the co-hosted funders briefing with @katalcenter, @TowFdn, and @cfgnh.

FCYO interviewed @CalEndow & @Perrinfamilyfdn for their #JourneyStories of how they came to invest in #YouthOrganizing & how their investments impact orgs such as @resilienceoc & @NLYouthVoices. Scroll to bottom to read: https://t.co/P6gFaCYeDe

Our Community Organizers @K_Muzzanni & @DajuanWiggins with Katal Board member, Cheidza, at the @Perrinfamilyfdn social!

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CONTACT US

85 Willow Street
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 438-7349
info@perrinfamilyfoundation.org

Social Channels