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

I am not a welfare person

July 25, 2017
By Yanique Redwood

As policymakers at the national level struggle to pass a new healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, it is so obvious to me (and I am sure many others) that a significant underlying issue is race. However, I do not hear many people talking about the role of race in this policy debate except for Vann Newkirk, II

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Bolder grantmaking: Integrating Racial Equity Impact Assessments in requests for proposals

July 6, 2017
By Yanique Redwood

Social justice work is tiring, painful and unpopular, but there is nothing that is more important to me than this work. I am grateful that it is so integral to our foundation’s mission.

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Million Dollar City

June 26, 2017
By Yanique Redwood

Our goal since moving to the area in 2012 has always been to move into the District. Cutting my commute by at least half has been at the top of my agenda. Frankly, the hour-long drive into D.C. with NPR on the radio is getting old. However, what I saw this past weekend as I explored D.C. neighborhoods with my husband made my knees shake and left a knot in my throat and stomach.

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