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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"
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Integrated Voter Engagement: Democratizing Democracy
This year, in addition to our core grantmaking, we made grants to groups working on nonpartisan integrated voter engagement (IVE). These grants, totaling $3,050,000, will be given to 24 organizations that work in regions across the country. Integrated voter engagement is a strategy that evolved … Continue reading "Integrated Voter Engagement: Democratizing Democracy"
2014 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2014 Contact: Communication Department CommunicationDept@caseygrants.org   Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations Community Coalition and Causa Justa :: Just Cause to Share $200,000 Award Seattle, Wash. – For the first time in its history, the Patiño Moore Legacy … Continue reading "2014 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations"
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Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Dolores Huerta and Marian Wright Edelman
Seattle, Wash. – Two luminaries of social justice, Marian Wright Edelman and Dolores Huerta, were jointly awarded the Patiño Moore Legacy Award in recognition of their work to unite Black and Brown communities in a shared vision of economic and social well-being. The Patiño Moore … Continue reading "Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Dolores Huerta and Marian Wright Edelman"
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Inaugural Poverty Summit Explores the New Challenges and Nature of Poverty
The nature of poverty is changing around Seattle, as the ranks of poor families living in the region’s suburbs grow dramatically, and services struggle to adapt. This was one of the central themes that emerged from the University of Washington West Coast Poverty Center’s inaugural … Continue reading "Inaugural Poverty Summit Explores the New Challenges and Nature of Poverty"
“We did not start Black Lives Matter as a hashtag. Hashtags are not movements.” - Alicia Garza
Alicia Garza: Black Lives Matter Proves that ‘New Leaders Are Possible’
When Alicia Garza came to our offices recently to speak to our staff, she was speaking as someone who had multiple connections with our foundation. She serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance — a grantee since 2014 — and … Continue reading "Alicia Garza: Black Lives Matter Proves that ‘New Leaders Are Possible’"