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!
Arbor Brothers Profiled in NationSwell03.13.2017
What We're Reading
Poverty isn’t a lack of character. It’s a lack of cash.Rutger Bregman | The Correspondent 03.23.2020
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:
- 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship – Mireille Cassandra Harper, Vogue UK
- Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests – Isaac Chotiner (interviewer), The New Yorker
- (TED Talk) How we can make racism a solvable problem – and improve policing – Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff
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.
The Arbor Brothers Team
When Good Donors Do Bad Things09.27.2016
What We're Reading
Coaching for PerformanceJohn Whitmore | Nicholas Brealey 10.14.2019
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.
Last month AB alumni grantee Springboard Collaborative was featured nationally not once, not twice, but three times on NPR! In case you missed them, check out the pieces on Morning Edition and the podcast 1A. In the latter, Joshua Johnson interviews Alejandro as part of a panel David Brooks hosted at Aspen Ideas Festival.
—via Springboard Collaborative (2014-2017)
See for yourself the difference our grantees and alumni are making in our community.