Congratulations to Margarita Romo (of Farmworkers Self-Help) and Farmworker Association of Florida, who were honored recently with Sapphire Awards for demonstrating excellence in community health. The Sapphire Awards, presented by the Florida Blue Foundation, recognize those who have significant, positive impact on health-related outcomes for … Continue reading "Two Florida Awardees Recognized for Excellence in Community Health"
Columbia University is hosting a one-day conference, The State of the Black Worker in America. President and CEO Luz Vega-Marquis is participate in a panel titled “Reflections on Black Workers: a Conversation with Philanthropic, Civil Rights, Community Organizing and Policy Leaders” at 1PM. Check out … Continue reading "Black Workers in America Conference"
Cindy Wiesner had just returned from the World Social Forum in Tunisia, and she was already thinking about the next event. The 2015 World Social Forum brought together 70,000 grassroots activists calling for peace, democracy, and social justice. Wiesner, the national coordinator for Grassroots Global … Continue reading "Grassroots Global Justice Alliance: Many Struggles, One Movement"
“Domestic workers are among the most vulnerable and invisible in the workforce” -Ai-jen Poo Every day in America, 10,000 people turn 65. How we care for this aging population is a national challenge, says Ai-jen Poo, the author of “The Age of Dignity: Preparing … Continue reading "Age of Dignity"
“I think the story we’re told is not really the story,” said Susan Williams, who has worked at the Highlander Research and Education Center for 25 years. “Movements aren’t built by one or two famous people. They’re built by hundreds and thousands of people moving … Continue reading "Highlander Center – Training Generations of Change-Makers"
Administrative Assistant for Grantmaking The Marguerite Casey Foundation exists to help low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities in order to achieve a more just and equitable society for all. We are committed to creating a diverse and multicultural work environment reflecting the … Continue reading "Administrative Assistant for Grantmaking"
To outsiders, San Francisco is an idyllic wonderland of diversity, tolerance and progressive ideals. But, despite that image, the city has its share of problems – poverty, gentrification and, most notably, a troubling standard-of-living gap between Whites and people of color. For four decades, Coleman … Continue reading "Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth – Making Change for the Next Generation"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2012 Communications Department CommunicationDept@caseygrants.org 2012 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Presented to South by Southwest Experiment FRESNO, Calif. ‒ At a time in our country when diverse communities are powerfully raising their voices to shape politics and policies, few organizations have … Continue reading "2012 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Presented to South by Southwest Experiment"
“Ask, Listen, Act” is more than a slogan – it’s how we approach our work at Marguerite Casey Foundation each day. We don’t approach our grantmaking in the usual way either. We give multiyear grants for general operating support, rather than restricting funding to specific … Continue reading "MCF – Looking Back at 2014"
On November 11, a coalition of leaders in philanthropy released a letter calling on authorities in the Ferguson and St. Louis area to “preserve human life as the first priority” and respect civil liberties in anticipation of the upcoming announcement of a grand jury decision … Continue reading "Philanthropic Leaders Call for Respect for Civil Rights, Human Life in Ferguson"