We are thrilled to announce that Stop AAPI Hate’s No Place for Hate campaign won not one but TWO prizes at PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Awards! We are honored to have served as communications consultants for the campaign, leading communications strategy, messaging, earned media, and advising on digital and social media. Congratulations to our amazing client partners on this well-deserved recognition. Learn more about the campaign at noplaceforhateca.org.
One of the strongest predictors that a young person will struggle to find economic stability is the lack of a high school diploma. An analysis from the Brookings Institution and Child Trends lays out data that show the efficacy of high school reengagement programs — volunteers fan out to knock on doors and try to reach students with chronic absenteeism. Martha Ross, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains the strength of these findings using the trailblazing Boston Public Schools Re-Engagement Center as an example in a new piece for NextCity.
Contrary to what some local politicians say, rent control is not an extreme measure — it’s a proven solution. While local leaders failed to even bring up rent control or other tenant protection measures this year, despite widespread popular support, Fresno residents still have the opportunity to assert their power: by voting for leaders accountable to the needs of Fresno’s working families. Maria Rivera, a landlord, 21-year resident of Fresno, the international vice president of the Workers United, SEIU Affiliated Western State Regional Joint Board, and a member of Power California, wrote this piece for the Fresno Bee calling on her fellow residents to vote in the 2024 election.
This week, Antioch Mayor Pro-Tem Tamisha Torres-Walker, Safe Return Project founder and director, and a Rosenberg Leading Edge Fund alumna, spoke at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting about her organization’s work in light of the decades of alleged racism and corruption in local law enforcement in Antioch. Tamisha spoke with the Bay Area News Group about the opportunity: “I will be speaking about American policing, tying it to what we’ve all experienced in Antioch, and taking it to the United Nations Human Rights Council to call on America to do something.”
The Zellerbach Family Foundation announced its first-ever Community Arts Fellow. Chibueze Crouch is Igbo-American artist & writer, who performs and creates immersive, experimental live art spanning ritual theater, song, movement, video, and text. The year-long, compensated Community Arts Fellowship provides on-the-job training in arts administration and arts philanthropy, supporting all aspects of the Community Arts grantmaking program, including operations, project management, communications, and learning and evaluation, as well as individual mentorship and experience with participatory grant-making and collaborative decision-making models. Learn more at zff.org.
On October 16-20, ReFrame will host their Virtual Academy, an experience rooted in narrative power building that focuses on strategy development and communications tactics. The Academy is an essential resource for building an intersectional ecosystem for narrative power in support of racial, economic, gender, and climate justice that centers the leadership and lived experience of impacted communities. Our very own Kay Cuajunco, Director of Communications who leads our narrative strategy work, is among the seasoned narrative strategists and practitioners who will serve as the Academy trainers this year. Follow the link for more information and to RSVP.
Change Learning Hub
The Change Consulting team shares tips, tricks, wisdom, and lessons learned from working with changemakers to advance racial justice.
One of the most powerful things about digital media is users’ ability to navigate ever changing and evolving platforms. In the face of potentially fatal attacks on our digital town square, Kiah Albritton, our lead digital strategist, offers emerging alternatives and suggestions on how to strengthen your digital community on other, existing apps for the Change Consulting blog.