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Ford Foundation welcomes Ai-jen Poo to Board

posted Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Here is how Ford Foundation president Darren Walker introduced the newest member of the Foundation's board, Ai-jen Poo, who spoke at the last GIA conference and is an important leader in the direct care and home care movement: I’m thrilled to announce and welcome our new board member, distinguished labor rights advocate Ai-jen Poo. Ai-jen is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations. Her early start as a community organizer led her to create Domestic Workers United in 2000, which played a critical role in New York state passing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, the first law in the country to guarantee basic labor protections such as overtime pay, paid leave, and legal protections from harassment and discrimination. She has also been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women. In Ai-jen we have gained an extraordinary leader and voice for large communities of people whose rights are often challenged in this country.

Philanthropy Daily on funding for rural America

posted Thu, Jun 8, 2017   by Philanthropy Daily

Writing in Philanthropy Daily, John Feather says, "Rural America is overdue for a much better effort from philanthropy. Rural grantmaking has been declining for years and is disproportionately low: one analysis by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of large foundation grants showed that only 6.3 percent benefited rural communities, even though they are home to about 20 percent of the population. Other estimates are even lower. What happens next could – and should – be far more constructive. If so, rural communities would get more help with long-unmet needs, and funders would have a chance to help create meaningful, even life-changing impact."

AARP: Aging Readiness and Competitiveness Report

posted Wed, Jun 7, 2017   by Aging Readiness & Competitiveness Report

"A healthier, more productive, and more engaged older population is essential to building a prosperous and sustainable future. As such, a rethinking of the role of older adults in our communities and economies is imperative." Presented by AARP and FP Analytics, this report examines aging policy in 12 countries with particular emphasis on four "pillars" -- Community Social Infrastructure, Productive Opportunity, Technological Engagement, and Healthcare and Wellness.

AARP Bulletin Special Report: The Opioid Epidemic

posted Wed, Jun 7, 2017   by AARP Bulletin

Part of a larger report on the opioid epidemic in the AARP Bulletin, "The New Caregivers: Grandparents fill gaps in drug-ravaged families" takes a look at the many older adults who are stepping in to addiction-ravaged families to care for grandchildren.

AARP Bulletin Special Report: The Opioid Epidemic

posted Wed, Jun 7, 2017   by AARP Bulletin

Part of a larger report on the opioid epidemic in the AARP Bulletin, "The New Caregivers: Grandparents fill gaps in drug-ravaged families" takes a look at the many older adults who are stepping in to addiction-ravaged families to care for grandchildren.

 

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