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Amidst rapidly deteriorating conditions at Rikers Island jail in NY, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Less Is More Act. The bill ends jail time for most nonviolent parole violations and will help release several hundred people from city jails. Many grantee partners, including Katal Center, A Little Piece of Light, Women’s Community Justice Association and the Fortune Society supported this act.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Hemali Phatnani of @nygenome and @ColumbiaMed on receiving this "High-Risk, High-Reward" grant from @NIH!
With this award, Dr. Phatnani will take an unconventional (but ...potentially groundbreaking) approach to #ALS research.
Dr. Hemali Phatnani Receives 2021 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award - New York Genome Center
The five-year, $8.5 million award will support the research project entitled "The physical biology of neurodegeneration ...
“When a young child is suspended or expelled, it sends a strong message that you don’t belong here." -Kathryn Meyer of @cca_ct.
For kids of color, who make up about 70% of suspensions, this ...harmful message is even more clear.
Read more via @ctnewsjunkie:
‘Absolutely indefensible’: Over 1,100 Pre-K to Second Grade Suspensions in 2019-20 School Year
(File/SHUTTERSTOCK) Despite 2015 legislation that narrowly defined when young children can be suspended from school, sta...
"I hope the measure of our effectiveness isn’t the number of kids we arrest but the number of kids we direct." -William Carbone, executive director of @TowYouth.
Congratulations to the first ...graduates of this innovative, community-focused program. https://bit.ly/3BtakXQ
Beautiful profile by @WestchesterMag on the realities of the Westchester criminal legal system and the healing power of grantee partners @RTA_ARTS, @OsborneNY, @HourChildren, @BPIBard and ...@HudsonLink.
A Look at Westchester County's Prison System – and the People Inside It
For those who are imprisoned, have loved ones locked up, or work or volunteer in a Westchester prison, the industry is a harsh reality.
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Asset and foreign aid freezes were meant to keep money out of the Taliban’s hands until more was known about how the group would govern and how it would treat Afghan citizens. But the effects have ...been felt far beyond Taliban leadership. https://to.pbs.org/3aOsJCZ
Want to get involved with our Youth Voice team? Check out all the jobs and fellowships! https://j.mp/3BZNYNp
Here's everything you need to know to make sure your vote is counted on November 2 in the NYC General Election. https://bit.ly/3AYZ6ZY
(And a great place to start is NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at @mcctheater, beginning previews on Thursday.) https://twitter.com/feldmanadam/status/1450581312805425154
Periodic reminder that there is theater beyond Broadway. A whole lot of it right now. https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/off-broadway-shows-new-york-theater-reviews-tickets-and-listings
Since White hospitals frequently refused to send ambulances for Black patients, Black medical workers repurposed hearses for medical transport. Patients sometimes died in the hearse as the driver ...searched for a hospital willing to accept a Black person. https://trib.al/4GLVsC5