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100 Women 100 Miles Pilgrimage

A message from Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance: For the past two days, I have been walking with 100 courageous women in the 100 Women 100 Miles Pilgrimage. Women traveled from across the country and left their jobs and families for eight long days to welcome Pope Francis and share his message […]

 What’s Next for the Domestic Workers Movement?

In the summer of 2010, New York became the first state in the nation to pass a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. The breakthrough legislation established strong minimum standards for domestic workers, culminating nearly seven years of organizing by a broad coalition anchored by the perseverance, skill, and creativity of the domestic worker organizations at […]

D.C. Needs Fair Schedules for Workers

Nikki Lewis, Executive Director, of DC Jobs with Justice, recently shared an Op-ed  on intriduing legislation for fair hours and scheduling policies for local retail and restaurant workers here in DC. “A study [DC Jobs with Justice] jointly issued with the DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Georgetown University this year found that nearly half of the service […]

Nat Williams on ARISE Radio Show

We wanted to share with you all that Nat Williams, Executive Director of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, recently spoke on WPFW, ARISE, the other morning about the Making Black Lives Matter Initiative with Gwen McKinney. Gwen is the President and Founder of McKinney & Associates here in DC, and “[a]s the first African American woman-owned firm in the nation’s […]

Op-Ed: A Decade After Katrina, Can Philanthropy Make Black Lives Matter?

Featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Bay Area Justice Funders Network’s blog ‘What is a Justice Funder?’, Funders for Justice, and the The Daily Wrag, Nat Chioke Williams, executive director of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, shares his thoughts on what philanthropy can do to make black lives matter more: “…the question for the country — and especially for […]

As school year starts, Miami-Dade rolls out a new approach to student discipline

[Another school year begins Monday for tens of thousands of Miami-Dade public school students, which means new friends, new teachers and — for the first time — an entirely new approach to discipline. Instead of booting kids from school for serious disruptions, a move which often leads to troubled students finding more trouble, Miami-Dade is […]

An architect helping to build community and economic prosperity for Latino families

Carolina Hernandez, Executive Director of Puentes New Orleans, recently shared her inspiring personal story of how Hurricane Katrina led her from a career designing buildings to one designing systems of social support for Latin American immigrants in New Orleans. Read the rest of the article here. Title: An architect helping to build community and economic prosperity for […]