New York, May 10, 2021
New grant focus funding support expands in economic opportunity for low-income youth and young leaders to engage in social change.
$1.6 million investment from the campaign, commit to working across the United States and around the world. Focus on leadership development and economic mobility for the young people in job training, job placement, and micro-enterprise.
The advantage to foster sustainable change and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty includes grantee partnership learn about via Comic Relief US website. In recent, the organizations led by people focus on racial equity and center voices of neighborhoods most impacted by poverty. "Young people have always been at the forefront of social change throughout history, and we need their courage, leadership, and creativity more than ever," said SVP Grants Programs at Comic Relief US Lorelei Williams. "While empowering young people has always been an element in our historic grantmaking, the launch of our new empowered pillar ensures investments in these programs will be an even greater priority, giving young people we serve the power and opportunity to shape a more just and equitable future."
This investment in BIPOC has deepening facing communities of color, who have been affected through COVID-19. "We believe in the power of youth to change their lives, communities, and the wider world, and that every young person should be equipped with the necessary skills, opportunities, and confidence to do so," said CEO of Comic Relief US Alison Moore. "The addition of empowerment as a core pillar of our grantmaking reflects our wider organizational commitment to programs that break the cycle of poverty, and we are thrilled to be partnering with organizations doing powerful work in this space."
A $240 million raised to help address the needs of children facing poverty and foster change, with funds impacting 25 million youths across 50 states.