Weeks before Hurricane Matthew dealt Haiti its worst tragedy since the deadly 2010 earthquake, Marleine Bastien of Haitian Women of Miami was helping to secure safe passage for Haitians seeking entry to the U.S. The thousands of people didn’t come directly from Haiti, nor were … Continue reading "Light of Hope: Supporting Haitian Immigrants After Hurricane Matthew"
Too often, the stories of families facing poverty are invisible in the mainstream media. Marguerite Casey Foundation hopes to change that, by supporting the work of journalists and journalists writing about poverty with the Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship. We are happy to announce the winners … Continue reading "2016 Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship Winners to Lift Up the Voices of Families in Poverty"
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hidden in a corner of this city, amid a gleaming office park, strip malls, vacant lots, Interstate 40, and perhaps the city’s nicest Starbucks, is a two-story school that holds one of the country’s most promising educational models for Native American students. … Continue reading "Native American Communities Are Fixing Schools"
If you want to understand Americans for Indian Opportunity, a good place to start is its relationship with the pioneering Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the last half century, Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) and its founder LaDonna Harris have been … Continue reading "Americans for Indian Opportunity Develops a New Generation of Leaders"
Marguerite Casey Foundation presented 15 young community leaders with the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award, in honor of their vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families in their communities. Each of the honorees received an award of $5,000 in … Continue reading "Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces 2016 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty"
In 1973, when the National Gay Task Force was launched in New York City, the challenges faced by LGBTQ people were significant and relentless. The Stonewall riots – considered the first major protest in favor of equal rights for gay people – had occurred just … Continue reading "National LGBTQ Task Force: The Progressive Voice in the LGBT Movement"
We are pleased to announce that Equal Voice News received a second-place award from the Society for Features Journalism (SFJ), in the video storytelling category (Division 3) for its story “The Dignity of Living: America’s Home Care Aides.” The story featured video and photography by … Continue reading "Equal Voice News Wins Award for Video Storytelling"
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"
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"
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"