Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Jan. 10

January 10, 2018

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Creating Change, Not Charity

Almost a year ago we invited Ventura County to unite and learn about the harmful effects of implicit bias in our community’s schools. We brought together community activists, nonprofit leaders, teachers and administrators to confront their assumptions on bias and explore solutions.

That day we issued a challenge: if a member of the community had a plan address this problem, we would fund it.

In June, we announced the recipients of  $25,000 in grants to fight biases of all kinds in our schools. We have monitored their projects and we are incredibly excited about the work being done.

We also began a partnership with the Ventura County Office of Education to begin educating and training educators to address their own implicit biases.

From the grassroots to decision makers – we endeavored to focus and empower an entire community.  It would have been impossible without the support of our donors.

Today, in honor of that work, and what we will accomplish in 2018 – make a pledge to support the Social Justice Fund. 

The gift you give today allows us to continue our work building a more just community for all.Sincerely,

Michael Teasdale and Betty Stapleford,
Co-chairs, Social Justice Fund for Ventura County


2017 Grants: 

Planned Parenthood
One Step A La Vez
Rainbow Alliance
Future Leaders of America
The Ventura County Office of Education

From the Community:

“CAUSE thanks SJFVC for supporting our immigrant rights work!” Maricela Morales, Executive Director, CAUSE

We want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of our supporters who help fuel the battles of grassroots efforts like our own. We must continue to push for justice locally and globally, your contributions are greatly appreciated!” Gaby Macias, Youth Organizer, Future Leaders of America

Today, the national conversation is fixed on immigration. For thousands in  Ventura County, there is no more important issue. How can we support our neighbors as they face uncertainty and hostility?

Join us on February 17th from 9am-12:30pm for a morning that will bring together local experts, educators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, activists, and stakeholders for a panel and round table discussion on issues facing immigrants in our community.

You can RSVP today.

This event is open to the public. Community members seeking to learn more are encouraged to attend.

The Social Justice Fund for Ventura County
PO Box 1271
Camarillo, CA 93011


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