Our weekly digest of client news and events.
“We need to build on the progress that’s being made right now to reduce incarceration among girls and gender-expansive youth, before it’s too late.” Jessica Nowlan, executive director of the Young Women’s Freedom Center and Hannah Green, senior program associate with the Vera Institute for Justice on how, in the midst of the COVID-19, philanthropy must double down on efforts to end the incarceration of girls. Imprint News.
"Voting is just the logical next step in making sure that a generation — that is so passionate about change and is so deeply affected by the decisions that are being made now — that we are inserted into policy-making and have a say in our democracy." Power California youth organizer and University of Chicago student Tyler Okeke on why we need to lower the voting age. NPR.
What we’re reading:
“We are in a battle for the souls of Black girls.” Monique W. Morris, executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, in the New York Times. Last month, Dr. Morris joined with Tarana Burke, and so many more Black women leaders and advocates to launch the Black Girl Freedom Fund, calling for an investment of $1 billion over the next 10 years in Black girls and young women. Learn more at 1billion4blackgirls.org.