Introducing Kindle’s 2017 Summer Grantees
Intersectional. The buzzword of the moment, don’t you think? We keep hearing it, reading it, saying it, dreaming it. This word is getting used and amplified more and more these days. And, with good reason. The problems we’re facing cannot be solved in silos. Kindle has never been big on silos. Our lens of the world focuses more on holistic crossovers between people and organizations rather than focusing on issue areas. Just as we are not isolated from one another, we also have little distance from the challenges we’re facing. The great news about this is that we’re seeing groups of all kinds working in their unique ways to address global problems in a naturally intersectional way.
So, how’d we meet these amazing groups? Through our special blend of collaborations with grantees, donors, friends, and allies as well as through a handful of our Flow Fund programs. Sourcing great work takes great collaborators and we are so happy to introduce you to the latest members of the Kindle family. Get to know them and their work below.
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The scholarship is inspired by Max Trujillo, son of Max Trujillo Sr., who had obtained his High School Equivalency at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), and was spurred by the tragedy to make his father proud by returning to school and becoming the first member of his family to obtain a college degree.
He exemplifies the need to create positive outlets for young people struggling with adversity, and demonstrates the transformational impact an education can have.
The Scholarship intends to help first generation college students, as NNMC believes that only through education can young people change their health and economic outcomes, and lift up their communities.