“Celebrating Youth Power”: PFF’s 25th Anniversary

In Early October, family and friends of of the Perrin Family Foundation gathered in New Haven to reflect on and celebrate the legacy of youth led social change in Connecticut. With a focus on connection, youth power, and truth-telling, the evening’s events...

PFF Hosts Grantee Partner Social

Building community and nurturing relationships are foundational parts of creating momentum for social change. Beyond simply networking, genuine community can provide the laughter and love necessary for sustaining movements.   This past year, some exciting changes and...

Meet Our Capacity Building Fellows

The Critically Conscious Youth Development (CCYD) grant program is well underway with the cohort having just had its first retreat this July. CCYD’s capacity building program is supported by PFF Program Officer Amarilis Pullen, and designed and led by Capacity...

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...