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Latino Health Access – Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain
For more than 20 years, the story of Latino Health Access has been a story of participation. The organization was founded with the goal of responding to the health needs of Latinos and other underserved communities in Orange County, California. But from the beginning, it … Continue reading "Latino Health Access – Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain"
As network weavers, Donna Bransford (left) of the Bay Area Equal Voice Coalition and Sally Lew of the Equal Voice for Southern California Families Alliance help facilitate and coordinate meetings involving community organizations in their respective regions. They also engage in strategic listening to help grassroots advocates collaborate and make progress in lifting working families out of poverty. Photo by Mike Kane for Equal Voice News.
Taking Networks to a New Level: Foundation Fuels a Movement
By Paul Nyhan | Equal Voice News The Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) set out in 2001 with a radical idea: Build a movement led by low-income families who are empowered to change their communities and lives with a greater voice in the systems that define … Continue reading "Taking Networks to a New Level: Foundation Fuels a Movement"
Michael Waldman – Extended Interview: Chronicling the Fight to Vote
In his new book, “The Fight to Vote,” Michael Waldman, director of the Brennan Center for Justice, looks at the long and tumultuous history of voting rights in the United States. He argues that the fight to vote has always been at the center of … Continue reading "Michael Waldman – Extended Interview: Chronicling the Fight to Vote"
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Michael Waldman: Chronicling The Fight to Vote
In his new book, “The Fight to Vote,” Michael Waldman, director of the Brennan Center for Justice, looks at the long and tumultuous history of voting rights in the United States. He argues that the fight to vote has always been at the center of … Continue reading "Michael Waldman: Chronicling The Fight to Vote"
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Proyecto Azteca: Building Homes and Community in Texas
It is difficult to describe the colonias along the Texas/Mexico border to those who have not visited them in person. Built on unincorporated, unregulated tracts of land, these economically distressed settlements– home to some 400,000 Texas residents–lack basic amenities such as sewer systems, paved roads, … Continue reading "Proyecto Azteca: Building Homes and Community in Texas"
#Day of Equity: “Building Collective Power and a Policy Agenda for Families in California.”
What would a Day of Equity look like to you? Join the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity campaign and share your vision for a just and equitable society. Let’s flip the narrative of inequality to that of equity, and present to the country a shared vision … Continue reading "#Day of Equity: “Building Collective Power and a Policy Agenda for Families in California.”"
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The Labor/Community Strategy Center: “We Fight to Win”
The list of campaign victories for the Labor/Community Strategy Center (Strategy Center) is long and cuts across a wide swath of issues: environmental change, criminal justice, public health, global climate change. When director Eric Mann is asked to sum up the main focus of the … Continue reading "The Labor/Community Strategy Center: “We Fight to Win”"
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Believing that Change is Possible
We have a saying at Marguerite Casey Foundation: “Change is possible.” As a social justice foundation, we have to believe that change is actually possible: otherwise, we’d have no choice but to close our doors. We have to believe that if enough people come together … Continue reading "Believing that Change is Possible"
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Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children: Changing Family Dynamics and Juvenile Justice
The United States incarcerates more of its youth, per capita, than any other industrialized country. Every year, nearly two million children are arrested, often for minor offenses or behavioral problems in school. On any given night, around 54,000 children will be housed in youth detention … Continue reading "Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children: Changing Family Dynamics and Juvenile Justice"
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Tessie Guillermo and Chad Boettcher Join Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Director
Seattle, Wash. – Marguerite Casey Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members to the Board of Directors: Chad Boettcher, Executive Vice President, Advocacy & Social Impact at Participant Media; and Tessie Guillermo, longtime President and CEO of ZeroDivide. The new … Continue reading "Tessie Guillermo and Chad Boettcher Join Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Director"