As a philanthropic organization, the Memorial Fund’s most appropriate role is driven first by the dual charges in our mission to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and by inspiring all to end racism and poverty. Secondarily, we…+
Justice Literacy Blog
Justice Literacy is the Memorial Fund’s signature program that engages staff and the communities we serve in learning experiences meant to deepen our shared understanding of how to work together to create equity in education and a more just, inclusive society.
Through continued education on intersectional issues related to education, culture, race and class, we become better equipped to take on the difficult and necessary work of transforming our local communities and our state.
The past five years have been a process of inquiry, discovery, reflection, and setting our eyes upon a new prize- achieving equity in education while being explicit about the impact of racism and poverty.+
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is a family foundation dedicated to achieving equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.+
The Racial Equity Training and Support Grant provides up to $10,000 for groups interested in either engaging in a training about structural racism, creating spaces for racial affinity groups, or seeking to build upon a previous racial equity training.+
This playlist of stories is part of StoryScape: A mixed media exhibit of stories exploring the landscape of education, justice and community across Connecticut.+
We kicked off the first of our regional events on Thursday, July 12 in Waterbury with an intimate group of friends and supporters who were able to partake in a storytelling session that will define the theme of our 25th-anniversary celebrations.+
As I walk into the class, the students are sitting and waiting patiently for me to begin. “Buenas Dias Miss Lani!” the kids say in unison.+
The first time I learned of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was three years ago when I watched her TED talk on the impacts of childhood trauma, and I was floored. I had never heard such a clear and compelling presentation of the ways trauma can affect the…+
This spring, the Memorial Fund, in conjunction with the Zoom Foundation, hosted an event for community organizers called Lessons from a Life of Organizing: What It Takes to Make a Difference, featuring lifelong community organizer Lawrence Hamm.+