< Blog Home|March 13, 2019 by Russell Carey
As a program associate, Russell Carey supports the Foundation by conducting research, writing and editing materials, assessing grantee outcomes, planning convenings, and overseeing external communications.
WHAT WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT
Experience the enthusiasm, pain, and triumph of children and families in Central Arkansas. The “True Stories of Resilience from Our House” show is a collaboration between Our House and The Yarn to give families a stage on which to share their stories of perseverance and personal transformation. Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. The Yarn uses the power of story to amplify voices, build understanding, and create space for human connection.
WHY THIS EXCITES US
The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) relentlessly pursues social, ethnic, and racial equity. The stories that will be shared at “True Stories of Resilience from Our House” inspire us. These families are why we strive to build an equitable and productive state free from historic and systemic barriers and seek to address and eliminate legacies of unfairness.
WHAT WE KNOW
Governor Rockefeller's vision of inclusion and equity for all Arkansans requires that we no longer accept inequity in any sector. Governor Rockefeller’s legacy is our bedrock as we set out to co-create a social, ethnic, and racial equity movement that activates all peoples—public, private, nonprofit, academic, faith-based, and others. Storytelling is at the heart of this movement.