L.A. County Using Arts to Paint New Picture of Juvenile Justice Reform
As Los Angeles County leaders continue to reimagine the county’s juvenile justice system, they’re now looking to see if they can leverage the arts to help achieve reform goals. With a $750,000 one-year grant from the Ford Foundation’s Arts Justice Fund (AJF), the county Arts Commission will launch the Arts and Youth Development Project, which is designed to serve youth and families involved — or at risk of involvement — with the juvenile justice system.
Who’s Funding Philanthropy for Boys and Men of Color (and What About Women and Girls?)
It was just last November when the Obama Administration released a report highlighting the need for more investment in support for girls and women of color. At the same time, the White House was responding to criticism that there was no corresponding effort for women to “My Brother’s Keeper,” the Obama initiative for boys and men of color.
Unequal Living and Unequal Funding for Women and Girls of Color
Question: If funding to support boys and men of color is a priority, with some two dozen foundations involved, why are women and girls of color not an equal priority? The fact is that few new philanthropic efforts are aimed specifically at improving the lives of girls and young women of color.