Request for Proposals:
Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5 p.m. PST

The Weingart Foundation is excited to announce a new request for proposals (RFP) in support of youth organizing. The Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative―a joint project of several funding partners―aims to strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations engaged in youth organizing to increase the number of young people leading social justice grassroots campaigns, especially from communities most impacted by racial, economic and social injustice in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

For more information, click here.

Message from Fred Ali, President & CEO:
New Immigration Proposal Harms Children and Families

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A new proposal by the administration to drastically limit legal immigration could hurt millions of children and families across the country. In this pending rule change, a person applying for a green card or visa could be denied if they access any one of a range of safety-net programs, including food, health care programs and housing assistance. The grave likelihood is that hunger, illness, child poverty and homelessness will increase, as people will be afraid to access critical services. It is important to note that as of today no changes have been made to this policy. The federal government is currently taking public comments on the proposed change, and advocates are fighting back.

To read Fred’s full message, click here.