Game Changer
A blog dedicated to ideas, public policies and the work of our nonprofit partners that are game changing.

What John Henryism can teach us about Health and Racial Equity

June 21, 2017
By Yanique Redwood

I think often of John Henryism because I see it in Black men, both those who are highly successful according to standards such as high income and influence as well as those who are struggling under the weight of poverty. I was reminded again of John Henryism when a Black philanthropic leader questioned my focus on racial equity and a systems approach to change.

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Mental health care access is still a barrier for DC’s communities of color

June 7, 2017
By Kendra Allen

Together, the Black and Latinx populations in the District of Columbia represent almost 60% of the city’s residents. Yet, as a result of being over-represented in the city’s low-income population, with 26.5% of Blacks and 17.5% of Latinx living below the federal poverty line, and other factors including immigration status, many of them can’t access mental health care.

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Impact Investing in the DC Region: One Foundation’s Journey to Identify Peers and Uncover Best Practices

May 3, 2017
By Kate Lasso

Recently, we began exploring impact investing as a way to further our mission and positive impact in the region. As part of that exploration, between February and March 2017, I interviewed representatives from 22 DC area foundations to learn about their experiences with impact investing.

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