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2022 Year in Review

Blog Posts

Mishi Faruqee appointed Director of the Andrus Family Fund

NEW YORK, October 25, 2022—The Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a fund of the Surdna Foundation, today announced Mishi Faruqee as its new director. A recognized leader in youth and criminal … Read More >


Movement Partner Spotlight: Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center explains why it’s important to take the lead from young people as they advocate for alternatives to incarceration that create opportunities for systems-impacted youth.


Movement Partner Spotlight: PolicyLink

Anand Subramanian of PolicyLink explains what abolition is (and isn’t), the importance of visioning and centering young people in the movement.


Movement Partner Spotlight: Communities United

Meyiya Coleman of Communities United speaks to us about the power of youth organizing and how it led to major reforms for police in schools in Chicago.

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Meet AFF’s new Interim Director

Dearest AFF Community, After two incredible years at the Andrus Family Fund (AFF), I am nervous and excited to share that my family is moving abroad, and my last day … Read More >

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AFF is looking for a new Director

Click here to learn more about the Director position from our search group, Koya Partners.


Movement Partner Spotlight: Youth First Initiative

Hernan Carvente Martinez of Youth First Initiative explains what abolition means to him, what a world without youth prisons looks like and what it will take to get there.