Mothering Justice

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Grant Period:
2021-2023

Grant Type:
General Support

Grantee Since:
2019

Other Funders:
Kresge Foundation

Amount:
$115,000 annually for 2 years

Location:
Detroit, MI

Focus Area:
Affordable Childcare, Reproductive Justice, and Paid Leave

Mission

Mothering Justice is a grassroots policy advocacy organization that provides mothers of color in America with the resources and tools to use their power to make equitable changes in policy. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for families in America by empowering mothers of color to take action on American policy on behalf of themselves and their families.

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Contact

Danielle Atkinson
Executive Director
[email protected]
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Highlights

Mothering Justice in Michigan improves the quality of life for families by empowering mothers of color to take action to make policy more equitable for themselves and their families. The “Mamas Agenda” includes reproductive justice, paid leave, and basic needs/child tax credit along with access to child care. Mothering Justice co-leads state coalitions including a birth equity initiative and campaign to raise the minimum wage in partnership with a restaurant worker organization.

There was a historical $1.4B investment in childcare for the state of Michigan that will continue to support the Tri-Share Care Model. This model is an effort to support families with child care needs that has employers covering 1/3 the cost, the state covering 1/3 of the cost, and the family covering 1/3 of the cost.

They developed a model fellowship program with slots specifically for Black and Brown women, and they received 175
applications for those slots.

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