Across the U.S., activists are being attacked because they're working to combat racism, protest police brutality, preserve civil liberties, safeguard the environment, wage peace, and organize on behalf of immigrants, workers, prisoners, the LGBTQ community, and others whose lives are under threat. All too often, these activists are parents whose children end up in the crosshairs of repression.
Recently, I started a new job for the Rosenberg Fund for Children as the Granting Coordinator to support these children. The RFC is the only U.S. based non-profit foundation whose sole purpose is supporting the educational and emotional needs of these kids. In 2020 they celebrated their 30th anniversary and awarded $400,000 in grants for hundreds of kids.
Their spring grants will be awarded in April, so I’ve decided to reach out to friends and family to invite you to join me in supporting this amazing organization. By donating to the RFC, we can help ensure kids whose parents have been targeted because of their activism can attend summer camp or hire a tutor or receive therapy or attend a dance program or participate in other activities that allow them to have fun, process their experiences and heal. As the Granting Coordinator, I have gotten to know these families well, and any support you can provide to help the RFC support these children would be greatly appreciated!