Winnebago County CASA Program discusses how CASA is appointed to difficult foster care cases. Trained CASA volunteers are matched to a child and will represent their best interests in court. They build a relationship with families." />
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Taryn Marko, Winnebago County CASA Program discusses how CASA is appointed to difficult foster care cases. Trained CASA volunteers are matched to a child and will represent their best interests in court. They build a relationship with families.
Walter Burnett, City of Chicago discusses the merging of two schools, Jenner & Ogden. Instead of closing these schools, blending them together will create a whole new culture. This mutually beneficial merger is a win win for the community.
Shefali Trivedi, Giving DuPage discusses how donating blood or volunteering at a food pantry all makes a big difference. The Do Good DuPage campaign hopes to have 150,000 volunteer & their website aids in volunteer connections.
Matthew O'Shea, City of Chicago discusses the message that "we support those who support us". This pancake breakfast fundraiser to replace bulletproof vests which only last 5 years, shows that we want to protect the Police who protect us.
Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Instituto del Progreso Latino discusses empowering through education with services including education innovation, careers & opportunities for HS students. With a focus on future careers, & service to over 6,000 families annually.
Kevin Cherep, Chicago Youth Centers discusses their 61 years of helping youth through development programs. With a focus on pathways to skills, & esteem programs, they serve over 1400 kids and 700 family members by providing kids opportunities.
Equality Michigan Action Network has been working for nearly three decades to achieve full equality and respect for all Michigan residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are working to achieve basic fairness and equality in our state.
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There are 566 federally recognized Indian Nations in America and tribal members are citizens of three sovereigns, their tribe, the United States, and the state in which they reside. With Dr. Ian Record, Director of the Partnership for Tribal Governance at the National Congress of American Indians.
In discussing tribal governance, Record said, "Tribal Nations are recognized in the U.S. Constitution as part of the American family of governments. They are recognized as sovereign governments that actually predated the creation of the United States."
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Many organizations survive in part based upon philanthropic efforts. But not all communities benefit equally. Foundation funding to Native communities has been historically disproportionately low -- less than half a percent, though Native Americans are 1.7% (5.4 million) of the total US population. Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy discusses efforts to increase support though broader engagement of both Native and non-Native foundations.
Eagle Heart commented, "There are a lot of misconceptions about Native Americans in mainstream America. I think that there are many organizations that aren't aware of the issues that we're facing, and they're also not aware of the history. And so, therefore -- there s also a lot of research that doesn't reflect Native Americans at all. So you might see data come out that includes every other ethnic group but Native Americans. And so we are just not represented well in mainstream America, and that translates to funding dollars within philanthropy, as well."
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