Arbor Brothers News
06.04.2020 |

Yet again, the reality of violent anti-blackness in the United States has been revealed to those of us who are privileged enough to not confront it on a daily basis.  Although we hope that our position on this issue is understood, we recognize the importance of actively condemning injustice when it occurs, leaving no room for doubt as to where we stand. To that end, we have shared the following statement in regard to the ongoing fight for racial equality:

Arbor Brothers stands with protesters in condemning the institutionalized racism and violence of the criminal justice system. We are recommitting to continuous learning and the implementation of anti-racist practices in our grantmaking work.

This commitment will take shape and be implemented in the weeks and months ahead.  In the nearer term, we are taking steps to learn and reflect together as a team.  Some of the resources we’ve been diving into include:

We also suggest moving beyond learning and towards concrete actions to advance racial justice.  For those in or near New York City, this guide outlines a number of practical steps that can be taken to create change in NYC.

Ending racial inequality will take sustained collective effort, and we’re grateful for the role our grantees, friends, and supporters play in that effort.

In solidarity,
The Arbor Brothers Team

Arbor Brothers News
05.28.2020 |

In this edition, we share a bit about how our grantees are faring and how AB is working to better support them in their crucial work.  We also include a profile of one of our new grantees, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE), a bright spot of optimism and student engagement.

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FALL 2019 AB NEWSLETTER

12.10.2019 |

In this edition of the Arbor Brothers newsletter we showcase our largest portfolio ever, a wonderful award we shared with one of our long-term grantees, some holiday reading recommendations from the AB book club, and a profile of one of our fabulous new grantees.

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2019 Teach For America Alumni Award Honors Janna Wagner (All Our Kin) and Sammy Politziner (AB Co-founder)

10.04.2019 |

The Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership recognizes Teach For America alumni whose work has led to significant progress toward educational equity and excellence in the last year. We’re thrilled to see Janna Wagner from AB alumni grantee, All Our Kin, and Sammy Politziner, AB Co-founder, recognized for their commitment to creating more equitable conditions for children and families!

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SUMMER 2019 AB NEWSLETTER

08.22.2019 |

In this edition of the Arbor Brothers newsletter, we highlight a fantastic new addition to our team, share a passel of summer updates from our grantees & alumni, and reflect on the difficulty of changing mindsets.

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Spring 2019 AB Newsletter

05.21.2019 |

As this year’s projects enter their final stages, we have spent some time reflecting on what—and how—we’ve been learning this year.  In this Spring newsletter, we delve into this theme by examining grantee peer learning around ACE scores, reverse engineering best practices from hiring data, and of course our evergreen “Mistakes” segment.

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Fall 2018 AB Newsletter

12.05.2018 |

It’s been a year of pushing boundaries!  In our last newsletter of 2018, we highlight a new funding area, pull back the curtain on our expanding talent work with grantees, and reflect on the growing pains (and joys!) of a mighty four-person team.

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ARBOR BROTHERS ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 PORTFOLIO

10.16.2018 |

Arbor Brothers is pleased to announce the nine constituents of its 2018 grants portfolio, which include three new grantees: Hopeworks, The Knowledge HouseRestore NYC, and
an additional alumni grantee, Power of Two. By partnering with these promising second-stage nonprofits to replace missing rungs in the “opportunity ladder” Arbor Brothers aims to empower young people and their families to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

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SUMMER 2018 AB NEWSLETTER

09.04.2018 |

Inside our Summer 2018 Newsletter, you’ll find a rousing quotation from the hero of San Juan Hill, snapshots of the young people and families our portfolio helped empower this year, and profiles of the two awesome Emerging Leaders of Color we’re supporting through our ELOC grants.

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AB joins Glass Frog for Inaugural Podcast

07.06.2018 |

Can’t say enough about how important it is to develop an outcomes-focused culture?  Neither can we!  AB joins the evaluation gurus at Glass Frog for their inaugural podcast episode to discuss how young organizations can build outcomes-focused cultures from the ground up.

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