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Perrin Family Foundation

Perrin Family Foundation envisions a Connecticut where young people are vital leaders in creating safe, healthy and just communities.

Mission:

The mission of the Perrin Family Foundation is to partner with organizations based in under-resourced communities across Connecticut in order to create environments that support youth as leaders of social change.

The Perrin Family Foundation understands youth-led social change as a long-term process that builds the confidence, knowledge, skills and collective leadership of young people while addressing the root causes of injustice and equity in their lives and community.

Core Beliefs:

Young people’s voices and perspectives are inherently valuable. Cultivating the capacity of youth to act as agents of social change not only builds lasting, transferrable skills, it also paves the way for life-long participation and leadership in the civic sphere

  • Working in partnership with adults to create sustainable community change generates uniquely powerful youth development and leadership opportunities.
  • Community organizing, which builds community members’ collective power to advance systemic change, is a proven and effective strategy for creating transformative change in individuals and communities.
  • Creating equitable access and opportunities for all will require fundamental change in public systems and institutions where inequities have historically existed and are often perpetuated.
  • Social Change Defined- The Perrin Family Foundation understands youth-led social change as a long-term process that builds the confidence, knowledge, skills and collective leadership of young people while addressing the root causes of injustice and equity in their lives and community.

Office Locations
4 Prospect Street Ridgefield, CT 06877 Phone: 203-438-7349
The Grove, 760 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06533 Phone: 203-438-7349

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