We know that those with lived experience of poverty, recent immigration, and incarceration are best equipped to support vulnerable families—so how can we support them? A new philanthropic prize in NYC is working to put community first and engage wide-ranging nonprofits in early childhood work. Panelists will discuss the power of community partnerships to disrupt systemic bias and learnings from FUEL for 50, a 3-year initiative to support 50 programs focused on caregivers of children ages 0-3.
- Why support for the adult caregivers of children ages 0-3 is our most critical opportunity to empower lifelong learning and success
- What we’re learning from a community-led funding model, including prioritizing caregivers’ mental health, service navigation and other urgent needs
- How funders can adapt to prioritize lived experience and the community organizations best-equipped to support families living in poverty
- Kelly Escobar, Senior Program Officer, Robin Hood
- Chin Reyes, Assistant Professor, Yale Child Study Center
- Miguelina Germán, Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Services, Montefiore Medical Group
- Justin Goldbach, Managing Director, Social Strategy Associates LLC
Kelly Escobar, Senior Program Officer, Robin Hood
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