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...

📑  New Report: Strengthening a Nascent Field: Lessons from the Building Leadership and Organizing Capacity Initiative 📈 - https://t.co/v7JpYQ3G3S

This summer, we’re launching an all-day conference that aims to educate young people about the power of their voices. It’ll consist of many educational workshops led BY and FOR the youth!

REGISTER NOW 👉 https://t.co/TQsMIBQU81

@lisa_rang @Perrinfamilyfdn @NCRP More pics of the important people in the session - funders trying to learn how to build/share/wield power! @NCRP

Titus Kaphar: “Who in our community needs creativity more than the poor. We ask them to imagine a world different than the one they have, and how do you do that without creativity?”

Award-winning artist and NXTHVN founder Titus Kaphar is the conference keynote speaker!

Finally, @Perrinfamilyfdn wields power by speaking out on issues affecting community, such as police violence against youth of color #philanthropy #PowerMovesEquity #CCP50

And @Perrinfamilyfdn has been sharing power by bringing grant partners into co-designing capacity building cohorts #CCP50

.@Perrinfamilyfdn has been funding building power among CT youth, which means being comfortable when they do direct actions, even against a major politician #CCP50

Laura McCargar: “How do we invest in the field and build power collectively but not with the over-reach that often happens? We can be good at wielding power, just not always in the ways the community needs or wants.”

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CONTACT US

85 Willow Street
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 438-7349
info@perrinfamilyfoundation.org

Social Channels