— ECFC Events —
Championing Equity for Children in Immigrant Families and Other Bilingual and Multilingual Children
This event was held on July 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
On July 15th, ECFC proudly presented the Championing Equity for Children in Our Communities Toolkit, a new resource full of practical strategies for getting started, tips on where to find relevant data to inform your decisions, our commitments to you moving forward, and profiles of key Champions for Equity within the early learning funding community. From their stories, funders will see the many entry points to work toward greater inclusion in their portfolios, and the importance of partnering with immigrant led and grassroots organizations.
This project is generously supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Fully 25% of all young children in the U.S. grow up in immigrant families. They are a critical part of a promising inclusive, multilingual future for the U.S. In recent years, we have been alarmed by the uptick in explicit xenophobia and racism, coupled with harsh national policies like family separation, that threatened the safety and security of immigrant families, many of whom are people of color.
We believe that we can do better to address the inequities faced by children in immigrant families. No matter whether your philanthropic interest is health, mental health, education, family support, or community-based approaches, you have a role to play in fully supporting all children.
On our launch call, Toolkit author, Essey Workey, Senior Consultant & Leadership Coach at Multicultural Coaching, shared highlights of what's in this new toolkit for funders interested in investing in immigrant children and other bilingual or multilingual children. Through moderated discussion with Champions for equity within the early learning funding community, we saw many entry points to work toward greater inclusion in funder portfolios, and the importance of partnering with immigrant-led grassroots organizations.