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America’s Next Leaders: Youth Thrive When They’re Encouraged

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  The Equal Voice for Southern California Families Alliance, which includes Community Coalition, nominated Jathan Melendez […]

Grassroots Leaders on Voting in the South: This Region Is Changing

Grassroots Leaders on Voting in the South: This Region Is Changing

The results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election left many people surprised, if not downright stunned. But there is one aspect of Republican Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph that shouldn’t come as a shocker: He carried Mississippi. Since 1964, the state has chosen just one Democratic candidate for president – Jimmy Carter in 1976. That is, […]

America’s Next Leaders: Education Is Key for Chicago Youth

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  The Equal Voice Network for the Midwest nominated Jose Mancilla, who is featured here, for […]

America’s Next Leaders: Safety Is a Family Matter for Texas Woman

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  The Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, which works with community organizations in South Texas, […]

America’s Next Leaders: A LGBTQ Youth Strives for Solutions

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  VAYLA New Orleans, which works with One Voice Louisiana, nominated Nicky Cao, who is featured […]

America’s Next Leaders: An Ariz. Youth Backs Safe Schools for All

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  The Arizona Equal Voice Network, which includes the Arizona Community Action Association, nominated Ernesto Bracamontes, […]

Marguerite Casey Foundation Marks 15 Years of Supporting Families

Embed anniversary video <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MCF_15! rev-desktop.mp4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Throughout this year, Marguerite Casey Foundation has been celebrating 15 years of grantmaking, working with grassroots organizations and supporting families leading the way in fighting poverty. Oct. 17, 2001 marks a special date in its history: It is when Marguerite Casey Foundation formally began in […]

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