EVENTS

Funder Coffee Chats, Webinars & Strategy Sessions

We Can All Prosper: College and Workforce Training Access and Completion – A Funder Strategy Conversation

Friday, January 18 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm eastern

Education and workforce training open doors for families to greater economic security and flexibility, but for many families, there are substantial barriers. This is especially true for low-income families and communities of color. For the past several months, we have explored the dynamics of these barriers, including policies that are quickly changing to restrict access to much-needed supports, the expense of child care, housing insecurity, and the changing nature of work and its impact on work quality. Now, we come together to talk about the roles philanthropy can play in making education or workforce training more feasible for families.

Speakers:

  • Caroline Altman Smith, The Kresge Foundation
  • Rosa Maria Castaneda, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Louise Myrland, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
  • Paula Sammons, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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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 more about the myriad ways to get involved in your community.

Speakers:

  • Marcia Avner, The Bauman Foundation
  • Florencia Gutierrez, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bill O’Hare, O’Hare Data and Demographic Services, LLC
  • Jonathan Tran, California Endowment

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Immigration Strategy Discussion

Are you interested in learning more about how your foundation can use its expertise to enter the immigration space? Are you seeking ways to communicate differently with your peers and colleagues about the effects of immigration policy today? Do you wonder how to better align your strategies across your issue areas?

Our first strategy discussion focused on supporting immigrant children and families! Four funders shared their strategies, including how they developed them and how they are linked with other issue areas.

Speakers:

  • Denise Dell Isola, Irving Harris Foundation
  • Sandra Martinez, The California Wellness Foundation
  • Laura Speer, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Kavitha Sreeharsha, Emerson Collective

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Healthy Babies, Successful Families – GCIR Partner Webinar

Join GCIR to learn about ways to help immigrant families access the health, nutrition, and safety services necessary for infants to thrive. The first six years of life are critical for brain development and immigrant families face unique challenges.

Learn more here and join us on Thursday, May 10 at 2:00 eastern for an in-depth program call provided by our partner Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.

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A Guide to the New Public Charge Rules – GCIR Partner Webinar

Recently proposed new public charge rules could block families from obtaining visas or permanent residency status because they use health and social services benefits for their eligible children. Learn more about these proposed rule changes and what funders can do in response.

Learn more here and join us on Thursday, April 19 at 4:00 eastern for an in-depth policy call provided by our partner Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.

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Increasing Stability. Improving Child and Family Outcomes: Launching the Funders Roundtable

March 14, 2018 – 2:30-4:00 pm eastern 

For our first webinar together, we delved into research on the importance of family stability for positive child outcomes. We heard from field experts on what we have learned so far and what programs and policies work to provide stability in uncertain times. We talked with funder leaders about policy strategies to stabilize children’s lives. And, we talked together about the goals and plans for the Roundtable.

Speakers:

  • Gina Adams, Urban Institute
  • Leslie Boissiere, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Beverly Buck, Aloha Foundation
  • Elsa Holguin, Rose Community Foundation
  • Paula Sammons, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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