Philanthropy: Defined by Youth

youthpriseYouthprise believes it must engage its constituents — underserved and under-engaged youth — in its processes in order to achieve strong outcomes relevant to youth and their diverse communities.

In addition, it says that any progress it achieves will not be sustainable unless youth are genuinely engaged in the change efforts.

Youthprise is walking its talk — ensuring the make up of its board and staff reflect the diversity of the communities they target, working with and funding organizations that share its philosophy, sponsoring listening sessions with members of culturally-specific communities and employing youth on staff and in designated board positions.

Read much more about Youthprise and others that are working to diversify philanthropy in the winter issue of Giving Forum, online now!

-Susan Stehling, MCF communications associate

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