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.

"Young People's Voices Are Key to Recovery", Op-ED

In May, PFF President Laura McCargar’s opinion piece in the CT Mirror titled, “Young People’s Voices Are Key to Recovery” was published. In it she argues for the centering of young people as complex, multifaceted stakeholders in the process of rebuilding in midst of COVID19. To read the full article, click below!

Youth Voices on COVID19 - Read the submissions

In April of 2020, as part of our institutional response to COVID19, The Perrin Family Foundation launched a youth communication project intended to capture how young people were experiencing the global crisis.Over the next few weeks we will be sharing their truths with you and connecting their stories to one another and to both to larger themes and issues. We are so grateful to all of the young people who participated in this opportunity!

"A Lesson in Accountability", Essay

As students, parents, teachers, and officials grapple with the impending start of the next school year, we must keep young people’s voices and experiences at the center.  As Mercedes MacAlpine, PFF writes in her recent article, “the effects of years of racist housing and educational policies are colliding, and exacerbating, the impact of COVID19 and creating a man-made pandemic in the midst of a viral one. Both the philanthropic and public sector must realize that any solution which falls short of addressing these barriers will fail our young people, and perpetuate harm and systemic neglect.  Click below to read the full article.

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.

"Young People's Voices Are Key to Recovery", Op-Ed

In May, PFF President Laura McCargar’s opinion piece in the CT Mirror titled, “Young People’s Voices Are Key to Recovery” was published. In it she argues for the centering of young people as complex, multifaceted stakeholders in the process of rebuilding in midst of COVID19. To read the full article, click below!

Youth Voice Project - Read the Submissions

In April of 2020, as part of our institutional response to COVID19, The Perrin Family Foundation launched a youth communication project intended to capture how young people were experiencing the global crisis.Over the next few weeks we will be sharing their truths with you and connecting their stories to one another and to both to larger themes and issues. We are so grateful to all of the young people who participated in this opportunity!

"A Lesson in Accountability", Essay

As students, parents, teachers, and officials grapple with the impending start of the next school year, we must keep young people’s voices and experiences at the center.  As Mercedes MacAlpine, PFF writes in her recent article, “the effects of years of racist housing and educational policies are colliding, and exacerbating, the impact of COVID19 and creating a man-made pandemic in the midst of a viral one. Both the philanthropic and public sector must realize that any solution which falls short of addressing these barriers will fail our young people, and perpetuate harm and systemic neglect.  Click below to read the full article.

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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Coronaviiiiiiirus….it’s getting real.

Calling all young people!  UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting new submissions.  Thank you to all those that shared this opportunity and to all the young people that submitted.  We will be following up with you soon.    Right now, in...

A Look Back and A Leap Ahead

      Every year the staff team at PFF takes some time out at the end of the year to reflect, check in with one another, and plan for the year ahead. On Monday we looked back at 2019 and identified points of personal and professional points of growth...

CCYD – Year 1 in Review

Critically Conscious Youth Development (CCYD) engages young people in identifying, understanding, and taking action to address the ways in which systemic oppression impacts their lives and communities, and PFF's CCYD cohort builds the capacity of youth workers to...

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CONTACT US

85 Willow Street
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 438-7349
info@perrinfamilyfoundation.org

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