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The power of legacy: Why where I come from led me to NCRP

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: January 17, 2020

As we head into the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday weekend, its natural – maybe even necessary -- to reflect on what we are each doing to honor the legacy that he and other civil rights… Read More

How integrated voter engagement builds a family-led movement

Written by: Luz Vega-Marquis

Date: December 19, 2019

We have known for a long time that low-income families are powerful political actors regardless of election cycles. That’s why since 2012, Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) has invested more than $15 million in integrated voter engagement… Read More

How funders are stepping up: Women and the environment

Written by: Terry Odendahl

Date: October 29, 2019

Climate change and subsequent damage to water, land and clean air affects women differently than men. Women walk farther when water and firewood runs out, work harder for less when erratic weather patterns wreak havoc on… Read More

Foundations and donors: It’s time to support transformative grassroots work

Written by: NCRP

Date: October 08, 2019

As communities and grassroots organizations across the country continue to fight for equity and justice, many grantmakers and donors are looking for optimal ways to support them. “Now is not the time for business as usual.… Read More

Supporting the whole learner means supporting movement organizing on behalf of immigrant students

Written by: Nichia McFarlane

Date: September 24, 2019

I was born in the U.S. to Jamaican immigrants and raised in Brooklyn, New York, in one of the largest West Indian immigrant communities outside of the Caribbean.  I was fortunate to attend public schools that… Read More

How philanthropy can turn the tide on violence

Written by: Nupur Chaudhury

Date: August 08, 2019

Last month, shots rang out in my beloved Brownsville. I’ve worked with the Brownsville community in Brooklyn, New York, for a decade, both on the ground – shoulder to shoulder with residents – and now, as… Read More


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