GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIZING YOUTH RETURNING FROM INCARCERATION IN NEW HAVEN This funding opportunity is a partnership between the Perrin Family Foundation and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. The partnering Foundations share an interest in...
Though youth have historically been both the catalysts and centers for transformative social change in America, organizing work is not always led or funded with this in mind. Partnerships with caring, supportive adults and the opportunity to put learned skills to the...
In spite of fleeting media attention, we must not forget about the people of Puerto Rico during this time of crisis. With more than 300,000 Puerto Rican residents, Connecticut has the sixth largest Puerto Rican population of any state in the U.S. According to CT...
@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
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.
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
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