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 improving the lives of youth and young adults.
There is a strong body of evidence that demonstrates how, when provided with the right opportunities and supports, formerly incarcerated individuals are far more likely to successfully find a job, rebuild their relationships and reintegrate back into the community. Unfortunately, however, there are very few opportunities for those that have been directly impacted by the system of mass incarceration to exercise collective leadership to identify, discuss, and organize to change the systemic barriers they face upon release. This funding opportunity aims to change that.
This funding opportunity will specifically support organizing as a strategy, with a focus on amplifying the voice of youth and young adults directly impacted by the justice system to address systemic issues that they have identified as barriers to their re-integration success.
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