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Local Learning: Grand Challenge Briefing (Miami)

Tuesday, February 11 | 1:00pm ET

Over a two-year period, the A Way Home America Grand Challenge will help ten communities, including Miami, end homelessness for LGBTQ+ Youth and Youth of Color. The Grand Challenge is a problem-solving initiative in several critical approaches: youth collaboration, LGBTQ+ and racial equity, and quality improvement. It aims to set the path to ending homelessness for all youth.

Throughout the next two years, providers, young people, funders, and other key stakeholders will be working and learning together. Funders hold a unique role in the success of this challenge, whether it be as a convener or as an advocate. As each community gears up for the work ahead, Funders Together and A Way Home America are hosting conversations for funders in Miami to introduce them to the team of local community members leading this challenge and to discuss the various ways funders can engage in this work. 

Please RSVP below if you are able to attend. We look forward to an engaging discussion about how funders can help advance the work happening to prevent and end youth homelessness. 

Please noteThis event is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]

February 11, 2020 at 1:00pm - 3pm
United Way of Miami-Dade
3250 SW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33129
United States
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We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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