An Overview of Post-Secondary Education Access and Policy in the US – Q&A with IWPR

With contributions from Lindsey Reichlin Cruse & Barbara Gault. At the Roundtable, we’ve been talking about building webs of support that provide stability for children and families. While every family’s web looks different, what are some ways that low-income post-secondary students’ webs may differ from those of other students? Over half of today’s undergraduate students…

Hard to Count Communities

Some places face greater challenges to a fair and accurate Census count than others. This interactive map provides information on how “hard to count” is defined and allows you to search by state, county, and legislative districts to see what communities near you may face greater struggles. Rural communities often face unique challenges during Census…

Census 2020 Funder Toolkit – Funders Census Initiative

Our partners, the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP), launched a group of funders working together on Census issues – the Funders Census Initiative (FCI). FCI put together this incredible toolkit. It includes information on contributing public comments related to the citizenship question, key milestones to know about, fact sheets, funder strategies, and a recommended plan…

Making the Census Count for Young Children: A Funder Strategy Conversation

The Census faces a major problem – undercounting young children, especially those in low-income or immigrant families. These children and families face the consequences for years, including decreased funding for necessary supports, such as food programs, affordable housing, and education. We can do better! Funders are gearing up for Census 2020. Join us to learn…

GCIR Funders’ Working Group on Immigrant Trauma, Belonging, and Well-Being

GCIR is launching a new Funders’ Working Group on Immigrant Trauma, Belonging, and Well-Being. The ongoing family separation and detention crisis has raised awareness of the detrimental consequence of trauma on immigrant families. This current crisis is happening in the broader context of ongoing threats of enforcement against families in our communities and polarizing rhetoric,…