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Parent Leadership in Disney’s Encanto: Support Our Families, Strengthen Our Communities

Parent leadership has a positive impact on children, families, and society. Carlos Anguiano, Managing Associate, explores this topic through an insightful exploration of cultural influences and family dynamics as exemplified in Disney's "Encanto." Drawing on personal experiences of a Mexican American upbringing, this post delves into the parallels between the film's characters, especially Abuela and Mirabel, and real-life family values and responsibilities.

By |2024-01-31T08:41:56-05:00January 29, 2024|Blog|Comments Off on Parent Leadership in Disney’s Encanto: Support Our Families, Strengthen Our Communities

Demonstrating the Use of Data for Health Equity: A Look at Immigrant Health

Structural racism embedded in U.S. health care systems not only affects people of low income and minoritized populations who have lived in the country over time, but also immigrants.

By |2023-12-01T12:14:26-05:00December 1, 2023|Blog, Health and Behavioral Health Equity|Comments Off on Demonstrating the Use of Data for Health Equity: A Look at Immigrant Health

Designing Research with Intention: Culturally Responsive, Trauma-Informed, and Humanizing Strategies to Engage Youth

Conducting research study interviews with youth who have experienced significant life challenges — homelessness, intimate partner violence, childhood abuse, or other traumas — demands a delicate, compassionate approach

By |2023-11-28T11:59:39-05:00October 31, 2023|Blog, Youth Leadership and Engagement|Comments Off on Designing Research with Intention: Culturally Responsive, Trauma-Informed, and Humanizing Strategies to Engage Youth

The Sustainability Case for More Diversity, Better Inclusion, and Explicit Attention to Equity in Nonprofits

An organization’s health, success, and longevity – that is, it’s sustainability – is more achievable when it invests time and resources to become more diverse and inclusive and pays explicit

By |2023-10-09T16:28:52-04:00October 9, 2023|Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion|Comments Off on The Sustainability Case for More Diversity, Better Inclusion, and Explicit Attention to Equity in Nonprofits

Making Community Engagement Transformative: Lessons Learned for Those Who Really Want to Build and Shift Power

There has been a recent resurgence in supporting greater community engagement by foundations, government agencies, and nonprofits

By |2023-09-13T09:41:34-04:00September 12, 2023|Blog, Community Engagement and Power Building|Comments Off on Making Community Engagement Transformative: Lessons Learned for Those Who Really Want to Build and Shift Power

The Journey Continues: Making the Evaluation Profession More Diverse and Inclusive

In 1997, several influential evaluators who represented the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s leadership got together to discuss how to diversify the evaluation profession and create a pipeline for evaluators from underrepresented populations. An initiative was conceived, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, advised by an AEA committee, and implemented by Community Science (at that time, it was called the Association for the Study and Development of Community).

By |2023-09-07T16:18:48-04:00June 1, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on The Journey Continues: Making the Evaluation Profession More Diverse and Inclusive

What Evaluators Mean When They Talk About ‘Lived Experience’

Since the summer of 2020, the use of hashtags to signal the support of communities impacted by structural racism is no longer the limit that organizations will go.

By |2022-12-22T13:06:20-05:00December 20, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on What Evaluators Mean When They Talk About ‘Lived Experience’

Navigating Resistance to Integrating Equity in Evaluation and Capacity Building

Since the summer of 2020, the use of hashtags to signal the support of communities impacted by structural racism is no longer the limit that organizations will go.

By |2022-05-26T14:38:27-04:00May 25, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Navigating Resistance to Integrating Equity in Evaluation and Capacity Building

A Multi-Racial Collaborative Brings Together Leaders and Communities of Color to Advance Racial Justice on Local and National Levels

For too long, communities of color have been harmed by narratives that divide rather than unify. These stories are perpetuated by systems of White supremacy to keep communities at odds, such as the falsehoods that immigrants steal jobs, Black people are criminals, and all people of color should aspire to be like Asian Americans.

By |2022-07-05T11:15:45-04:00May 25, 2022|Blog, Capacity Building and Learning Systems, Community & Systems Change|Comments Off on A Multi-Racial Collaborative Brings Together Leaders and Communities of Color to Advance Racial Justice on Local and National Levels
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