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GFC Grassroots Review

Grassroots Review, your link to empowering children and youth worldwide.

Reflections on the impact of GFC’s Courage Award

Youth from Crime Si Poa affiliate groups on motorcycles holding up signboards with anti-crime messages

Crime Si Poa, based in Kenya, and Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, located in the United States, won GFC’s Juliette Gimon Courage Award in 2021. Both organizations were recognized for their bravery and commitment in empowering incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth in their communities. Crime Si Poa and Free Minds recently reflected on how the Courage Award brought local and international attention that helped them expand their work to other communities, increased their credibility in the criminal justice sector, opened doors to strategic partnerships, and boosted staff morale.

Read more about their reflections and stay tuned for our 2023 Juliette Gimon Courage Award announcement in June!

New RECARGA partners

GFC staff and partners taking part in an outdoor group activity at the RECARGA convening in Guatemala.

We are excited to welcome 12 partners to our new RECARGA initiative, which stands for Recuperando la Educación en Centroamérica: Activando Redes y Grupos Asociados (Educational Recovery in Central America: Supporting the Critical Role of Civil Society Organizations). A collaboration with six other funders, this initiative will support 12 civil society organizations in Guatemala and Honduras that are advancing the recovery and improvement of learning environments for children who have faced diverse barriers to accessing education. Learn more about our new partners here.

Meet Esther, our new intern

Headshots of Esther Aoko, GFC's new communications intern.

Esther Aoko, our new Communications & Media Intern, brings with her a deep-seated passion for and experience in community advocacy. She is a strong believer in shifting the power to those with fewer resources and opportunities and was drawn to GFC’s approach of trust-based funding. Find out more about Esther, including how she uses her voice to spotlight the challenges faced by young people.

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