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Project News | December 9, 2020

The Fund for People in Parks: New Projects for 2021

The Fund for People in Parks has selected several new projects to fund in the coming year. The projects include a filmmaking project in Sequoia National Park, a theater-related project in Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, educational signage in Great Basin National Park, and more!

The Fund has also announced a philanthropic partnership agreement with the National Park Service!

Read the Fund’s Full Newsletter

Project Homeless Connect: Introducing New CEO!

Dee Rosado-Chan became the new CEO of Project Homeless Connect in November 2020. She has more than 20 years of experience and training working with individuals and families that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Dee’s strength in providing strategic leadership through the use of innovative techniques and a Transformational Leadership style aligns well with Project Homeless Connect’s mission and core values. Her passion for the implementation of effective programming, equity, and advocacy for diverse homeless populations began when she joined San Francisco’s Citizen Housing Corporation in 2000. Dee’s most recent work as Vice President of Housing Services with The Health Trust saw her ensuring a quality of services for individuals and families challenged with homelessness, food insecurities, disabilities, as well as mental and health illness.

Learn More About Project Homeless Connect

Global Philanthropy Project: Building Support for National-level Health Advocacy

The Joep Lange Institute is coordinating a convening process to discuss the value of national level health advocacy, the need for sustainable funding and potential for pooled resource mobilization to support this work. In order to support this project, Global Philanthropy Project, in partnership with FCAA, Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, and Human Rights Funders Network, is hosting a webinar to broaden the input and engagement in these discussions by funding organizations on Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00am PT.

Learn More & Register

Note: This webinar is limited to representatives of funding and philanthropy-serving organizations.

Immigrants Rising: Transcending the American Dream

Immigrants Rising’s newest project “Life Outside the U.S.: Transcending the American Dream” is a comprehensive project designed to open up possibilities for undocumented individuals through engaging stories and clear information. The project uplifts the stories of formerly undocumented immigrants who are pursuing opportunities outside the U.S. due to the uncertainty and limitations they faced in this country.

Immigrants Rising has created a video about the project.

The project leads will be hosting a launch party conversation on December 15th at 6:00pm PT to discuss their vision and hopes for the project.

Register for the Launch Party

Attendance Works: Putting Students at the Center of School

Attendance Works Executive Director Hedy Chang recently interviewed Concentric Educational Solutions (Concentric) Executive Director David Heiber and Concentric COO Michael Gary Jr. about the theory of “concentricity” – putting students at the center of school. Concentric has found that providing a student-centric education experience through home visiting frameworks, restorative practices, and support for school-wide attendance teams improves attendance in urban schools.

Attendance Works’ Blog: Read the Interview Transcription


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