Creating brave spaces for bold conversations

The Future of Funding: Cultivating Community Partnerships

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Learn from bold visionaries about emerging funding practices that fuel community leadership and innovation in support of family well-being. Watch now →

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Rumeli Banik

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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Michael Finley

W. Haywood Burns Institute

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Bryan Samuels

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

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Phenomenal job; helping to shift paradigms is an undertaking, seems like your Institute and assembled panelists are heavy lifters and carry the right sensibilities to lead the way.
It’s refreshing to bear witness to honest and brave dialogue about how we can do better. I appreciated the apparent thoughtfulness and effort put in to make this a meaningful conversation.
The ideas of agencies collaborating with each other for the well-being of all families. We all want to do better in our field and are exhausted with the loop holes that don’t allow us to help families until it is too late.
I was very heartened to learn that there are many in the field who align with my beliefs, supported by evidence, that the child welfare system needs serious reforms in order to truly serve the needs of children and families. I have felt for many years that it was “taboo” to express grave reservations in professional circles about the system and how it operates. Thank you.