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  • Empowerment Enthusiast, Dr. Gena Jerkins

    March 22, 2024 | Kaitlin Necas In the heart of Houston, a woman is exhibiting what it means to overcome and empower. From being labeled “at risk” in 3rd grade to leading an organization that takes actions that change our communities, her journey is a testament to resilience, dedication, and the power of believing in the potential of every individual. Meet Dr. Gena Jerkins, Executive Director of the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity (HEF), who has dedicated her life to challenging stereotypes and championing change.

  • 11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism

    July 11, 2016 | Aspen Institute

  • The Importance of Funding Leaders of Color To Build Equity and Justice

    Giving Compass

  • How Philanthropy Can Support Racial Equity

    Feb 20, 2019 - Updated on Feb 18, 2022 - Original Article | Giving Compass

  • Are You Willing to Give Up Your Privilege?

    The New York Times Philanthropy alone won’t save the American dream.

  • Overcoming the Racial Bias in Philanthropic Funding

    Racial bias—both personal and institutional, conscious and unconscious—creeps into all parts of the philanthropic and grantmaking process. The result is that nonprofit organizations led by people of color receive less money than those led by whites, and philanthropy ends up reinforcing the very social ills it says it is trying to overcome. By Cheryl Dorsey, Peter Kim, Cora Daniels, Lyell Sakaue & Britt SavageMay 4, 2020

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