Ms. Foundation For Women Renews Commitment To Childcare

 

New York, NY (June 27, 2016) — Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announces its continued support of thirteen grassroots organizations working at the local, state, and national level to increase access to and the affordability of childcare. This marks the fifth year that the Ms. Foundation’s Economic Justice program will continue its focus on building an integrated childcare movement that addresses workplace issues, impacts public policy, and advances job opportunities. Each grant is also coupled with hands-on capacity building, and communications and advocacy support for the grantee organization and leadership.

“Improving our nation’s childcare systems will have a compound effect: advancing women’s economic security, promoting educational advancement for future generations and improving the economy overall,” said Aleyamma Mathew, Director of Women’s Economic Justice. “Increasing access to quality childcare, raising childcare funding, and building the quality of the childcare workforce is essential to supporting women’s economic justice and security.”

“In order to truly change the conversation on childcare in this country, we must support those who hold the solutions: grassroots, women-led organizations that are deeply engaged with their communities and working closely with their constituencies and local government to improve access for all,” said Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. “The Ms. Foundation for Women has always invested in women and women-led organizations, particularly women of color, as key drivers of policy change, and our focus on childcare is no exception.”

 

2016 grantees include:

Adhikaar (Woodside, NY)

African Communities Together (Bronx, NY)

All Our Kin, Inc. (New Haven, CT)

Center for Frontline Retail (New York, NY)

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (Baltimore, MD)

Childspace Management Group (Philadelphia, PA)

Garment Worker Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative (Biloxi, MS)

Mujeres Unidas y Activas (San Francisco, CA)

OLÉ Education Fund (Albuquerque, NM)

Parent Voices, a project of the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network (San Francisco, CA)

Puget Sound Sage (Seattle, WA)

Restaurant Opportunities Center United (New York, NY)

 

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For more than 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in trailblazing organizations nationwide.