This week the Schott Foundation held a funder's briefing and reception at the Ford Foundation in New York City. More than 30 funders attended a panel discussion and group conversations with our partners about the importance of grassroots organizing for education justice. Kicked off with framing remarks by Schott President & CEO Dr. John H. Jackson and Vice President Edgar Villanueva, panelists included Step Up Louisiana's co-founder Maria Harmon, Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Director Keron Blair, and Schott Board member & Youth on Board Director of Special Projects Carlos Rojas Álvarez, moderated by Schott's Director of Programs & Advocacy Marianna Islam. Sanjiv Rao, Director of Civic Engagement and Government at the Ford Foundation, closed the session by emphasizing Ford’s partnership with Schott to build increased support for grassroots groups.
“We know what has happened over the last 25 months and the oxygen that has infused Racism.— Joanne N. Smith (@JoanneNSmith) August 21, 2019
Racism cannot be cured in one grant cycle.” @DrJohnHJackson
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The funder's briefing was preceded by a two-day intensive training for our grassroots partners in fundraising and navigating the philanthropic world. Learn more here >