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Ms. Foundation for Women Selects Inaugural Fellow


E. Tammy Kim to Support Advocacy Efforts to Achieve Economic Justice Through Affordable Child Care and Equitable Pay for Child Care Providers

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NEW YORK--June 20, 2012--The Ms. Foundation for Women is pleased to announce E. Tammy Kim as its inaugural fellow. Housed within the Ms. Foundation's new Advocacy and Policy department, Kim will examine the working conditions of child care providers and the challenges that low-income women face in obtaining affordable, high-quality child care. Her work will include the development of policy solutions that promote the economic security of women, families and communities.

Kim is a staff attorney of the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, where she provides direct legal services, advocacy, and research and policy assistance, primarily in the area of low-income workers' rights. She also has taught courses at the Cooper Union, the Murphy Institute of the City University of New York and Yale University, and has written on work, politics and culture for popular and academic outlets.

"Tammy's deep understanding of the struggles of marginalized workers makes her uniquely qualified to inform the Ms. Foundation's economic justice agenda," said Anika Rahman, Ms. Foundation president and CEO. "Her research will lay the groundwork for the Ms. Foundation's advocacy and organizing efforts with low-income women who provide or require child care."

The Ms. Foundation Fellowship is a competitive national leadership opportunity. Kim's original proposal was selected from among those submitted by a large pool of highly qualified applicants. Finalists were identified by a jury of leaders from across the U.S.

Kim will receive financial compensation and health benefits, in addition to mentorship and support from the Ms. Foundation staff. The fellowship is a full-time, one-year commitment beginning Sept. 4. Kim will be eligible to apply for a $50,000 continuation grant upon completion of the fellowship.

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About the Ms. Foundation for Women

The Ms. Foundation for Women is the leading national social justice foundation committed to building women's power to ignite change. Every day, it helps over 150 grassroots organizations across the US fight for changes like good paying jobs, reproductive health, ending violence against women and girls, and the inclusion of women at decision-making tables. By investing in social justice trailblazers--especially women from low-income communities and communities of color most affected by injustice--it works for a nation in which power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, or any other factor. The Ms. Foundation delivers funding, builds skills, develops leaders, connects activists with allies, and amplifies the voices of our grantees to create change that benefits women, families and communities. ms.foundation.org

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