Achieving just and robust community is often not possible without addressing the institutional practices which have, in many cases, facilitated injustice.
The Wagner Foundation supports institutional change in the interest of overcoming historical and cultural bias. This includes criminal justice reform, policies protecting basic human rights, equitable education opportunities, and programs which confront barriers to historically disenfranchised communities. Pursuing institutional fairness is ambitious, complex, and ever-changing; but the aim is to establish fair practices that grant everyone a real chance to learn and grow.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The Full Frame Initiative is a social change organization that partners with pioneering organizations, systems and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing—the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. Through collaboration, the Full Frame Initiative is creating possibilities for lasting change in people’s lives and […]
Y2Y opened in Harvard Square in December 2015, so that all young people have a safe place to sleep and the resources they need to succeed. The founding team met while volunteering at Phillip Brooks House Association’s Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS), where during their service, they saw more and more young people come through […]