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...
M: What’s your name? Where do you work? What’s your position at the organization? T: My name is Ta’LannaMonique Miller and I work with Citywide Youth Coalition (CWYC) as the community organizer. A lot of what I do is form relationships with other people who are doing...
On February 14th PFF Trustee David Perrin and President Laura McCargar participated in the National Center for Family Philanthropy webinar “Balancing Power Dynamics” on bridging power divides in philanthropy and building collaborative relationships. As...
@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