Knowledge to Share
We believe knowledge is a power that can ignite progress. Browse our collection of media and publications to spark change.
Organizing for Abolition. Envisioning Liberation.
AFF is launching a new video and podcast series that centers youth in the movement to abolish harmful systems and who are envisioning community-centered approaches to supporting youth and families. … Read More >
Disrupting Norms: The AFF Board is Leading to Embrace Abolition
Last year, the Andrus Family Fund launched a strategic refresh that boldly centers abolition. Since the launch, the AFF board has fully supported the shift in AFF’s grantmaking priorities to … Read More >
2022 Year in Review
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.
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 >