We’ve Built A Foundation On Investing in Positive Outcomes
Recent reports from the jail paint a picture of inhumane conditions, extreme violence and severe staffing shortages. Of the nearly 6,000 people held at Rikers, almost 90% are Black and/or Latinx and 85% are presumed innocent.
The Tow Foundation stands in solidarity with the Black community and its allies to dismantle the systems that have contributed to the racial injustice and deep, violent oppression in our country. We encourage our peers in philanthropy to do the same, using both their words and actions. Staying silent is not an option. The Tow Foundation is committed to highlighting the work of our grantee partners in support of a more safe, just and equitable society for all. Please tune in to their social media channels to learn more.
We feel it is our obligation to help others achieve success in their own lives, to alleviate pain and suffering, and to offer opportunities for joy. We hope to provide leverage and make possible far greater things than we could achieve alone.
Our investments focus on the support of innovative programs and system reform in the fields of juvenile and criminal justice, medicine, higher education and culture. Learn more about our vision.
Watching sports today? Us too! Here's some helpful tips from @oppagenda for how to integrate themes of justice into your conversations around sports and athletes.
#CHIvsDET #LVvsDAL #BUFvsNO ...#Justice #Equity #Thanksgiving
Talking About Justice and Equity Through Sports
Messaging tips for advocates wanting to engage in conversations around sports and athletes.
Right now, @KidsInCrisis is on the front lines of a national emergency in youth mental health. Calls to its helpline are up 19% this year, with the most common presenting problems being family ...conflict (51%) and mental health (23%).
Learn more here:
Kids In Crisis Battles National Mental Health Emergency Among Youth
Kids In Crisis has supported the safety and well-being of Fairfield County youth for more than 40 years but has ...
Teamwork makes the dream work 🤝
Great to see @HSpecialSurgery leveraging both machine learning and crowdsourcing to advance the future of rheumatoid arthritis research and care.
#Medicine #AI ...#Crowdsourcing #Arthritis
Researchers Present Global Effort to Develop Machine Learning Tools for Automated Assessment of Radiographic Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis
/PRNewswire/ -- Crowdsourcing has become an increasingly popular way to develop machine learning algorithms to address ...
"People feel like they’re screaming into a canyon when attempting to seek resources." - Jennifer Scaife, executive director of @CANY_1844, on the inhumane conditions at Great Meadow Correctional ...Facility in upstate NY.
“The Worst Prison in New York State” - New York Focus
The situation at Rikers is bad, but at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum security facility more than 2...
"Policies that benefit working middle class families benefit Connecticut's economy as a whole."
Thank you @CTVoices for this lesson in progressive economics and @CTphilanthropy for hosting this ...informative session 🙌
May the light of #Hanukkah usher in good health, happiness and joy, and may peace be with you and your family during this special time.
COMING UP: The 2021 Parent Artist Advocacy League (@PAALtheatre) International Digital Summit is happening December 1-3. Learn more and register here: http://PAALtheatre.com/summit
We're honored to have @GroundTruth co-founder @kevindgrant take part in @RTI_Intl and @DukeFuqua's Equitable Economic Development Idea Lab – a virtual platform elevating the people and places ...working to produce more equitable economic outcomes. Learn more: https://bit.ly/31Q8Cml
In #California, @_breereeves w/ @blackvoicenews @Report4America explored a new grassroots trend cropping up to counter #FoodApartheid in communities with low or no access to affordable fresh produce:... community garden partnerships and organizations.
"Two economists have estimated that 'stringent restrictions to new housing supply' from 1964 to 2009 shaved as much as 36 percent off of 'aggregate U.S. growth.' Ouch." - Sam Spiegelman, @ladailynews... https://www.dailynews.com/2021/11/20/killing-the-american-dream-to-save-a-mythic-suburban-one/