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Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
December 23, 2011

FFSJ does amazing work with minimal resources. We plow forward despite many barriers. We are grassroots and we get into the hood where our work is vital to building hope among our underserved communities. There have been countless testimonials from youth and young parents who have shared our experience and love, and found some hope in their future. We are well networked within our local activist and service communities and well connected to the bigger statewide and national support and change communities. We are currently promoting the concept of a Community Empowerment Zone with a central focus of a Youth Empowerment Center to build out from. We have a solid Board of Directors that provide thorough fiscal oversight.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find strong legal support, build a massive fundraising campaign, increase staff saleries, provide more youth stipends (jobs).

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How did you learn about this organization?

Through the Peace and Justice Network of San Joaquin

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Build an active and vibrant Youth Empowerment Center, with massive collaboration among local agencies, nonprofits and the business community.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To shift the paradigms of our approach to treatment of our young generation. To build better education opportunities and to dismantle the incarceration pipeline.

Board Member & Write grant proposals, support operations, update website, administer listserves, paint, empty garbages, support youth.

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