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The Surdna Foundation and Andrus Family Fund Pledge $800,000 to Next-Generation Social Justice Philanthropy

21 national organizations awarded grants, advancing the Foundation’s commitment to social justice values as part of its Centennial grantmaking. The Surdna Foundation, in partnership with the Andrus Family Fund, announced …

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#HayOtraForma: Another Way to Realize Justice

Over the past few years, I have tried to make #HayOtraFroma trend on social media. This hashtag is so relevant to me because it literally means that there is another …

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Out Of The Margins: No Child Is Incorrigible

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without the possibility of parole. Today’s guest is Xavier McElrath-Bey who, at just 13 years …

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Out Of The Margins: Reducing Violent Crime Without Prison

Today’s guest on Out Of The Margins is Danielle Sered. She and Leticia discuss how Danielle’s organization, Common Justice, develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of …

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Out Of The Margins: Stop Sentencing Kids to Life in Prison

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children are unconstitutional. However, more than a dozen states still sentence kids to live the rest of their lives …

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“El Negro Bembón:” Puerto Rico’s Invisibility Crisis Before and After Hurricane Maria

I am yet again drawn to the musical wisdom of Afro-Boriqua singer Ismael Rivera and composer Cortijo as I reflect on a national crisis. While its melody is upbeat and …

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Out Of The Margins: Crisis in Puerto Rico

*Recorded on October 6, 2017* Two weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the United States territory of Puerto Rico, the island is experiencing a humanitarian crisis of historic proportion. In this …

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Applying Our Purpose Through Our Board

At AFF, we’re constantly looking for innovative ways to better serve our grantee partners. Our grantmaking process and new capacity-building program are examples of how our unconventional approach is reactive …

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