Grantees in Action

Grantees Increase Resiliency and Sustainability through Fiscal and Financial Strategies

Grantees In Action Grantees Increase Resiliency and Sustainability through Fiscal and Financial Strategies A Montessori assisttant hands off educational materials to students. FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund’s grantees have strengthened their resilience and sustainability through the implementation of fiscal and financial strategies such as: At the beginning of the pandemic, Instituto Nueva Escuela used its emergency …

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Investigations to Support Child/Youth Poverty Public Policy Development

Grantees In Action Investigations to support child/youth poverty public policy development Participants examine data at IDJ’s Advocacy Academy. Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud (IDJ) undertook two investigations that have contributed to the development of public policies related to child and youth poverty: A Future of Child Poverty: How Much It Costs and What We …

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A Qualitative, Socio-Legal Investigation on Tenancy and Property Rights in Puerto Rico

Grantees In Action A qualitative, socio-legal investigation on tenancy and property rights in Puerto Rico Fundación Fondo de Acceso a la Justicia and the University of Puerto Rico Law School undertook a qualitative, socio-legal investigation about tenancy and property rights in Puerto Rico to provide an overarching view on how to: Address tenancy issues in …

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Digital Platform to Promote Citizen Engagement and Government Accountability

Grantees In Action Digital platform to promote citizen engagement and government accountability In an effort to promote citizen engagement and government accountability, Espacios Abiertos  released in early 2020 the digital platform Quién me representa where residents using their zip codes could view factual non-partisan information about, and/or establish contact with, their current elected representatives. In the months before the …

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5 Studies on the Impact of Public Education Policies on Students, Families & Communities

Grantees In Action 5 studies on the impact of public education policies on students, families & communities The Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios sobre Gobierno y Asuntos Públicos (CEMGAP) created the Observatory of Public Education giving way to five investigations aimed at providing objective evidence about the impact of recent public education policies on students, families …

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Changing The Future of Energy Generation and Distribution in Puerto Rico

Grantees In Action Changing the future of energy generation and distribution in Puerto Rico Cambio is developing a non-centralized and renewable energy generation and distribution model for Puerto Rico. In the process, Cambio has succeeded in judicial actions against the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to obtain essential public data needed to design the …

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Help for Homeowners Lacking Property Titles and Denied FEMA Assistance

Grantees In Action Help for homeowners lacking property titles and denied FEMA assistance Fundación Fondo de Acceso a la Justicia and the University of Puerto Rico Law School provided legal assistance to persons denied FEMA household assistance due to their lack of formal property titles. In total they helped over 1,000 individuals appeal to FEMA after …

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Online Platform to Help Marginalized Communities During Disaster Recovery Phases

Grantees In Action Online platform to help marginalized communities during disaster recovery phases Through its Laboratorio Comunitario online platform, Espacios Abiertos builds marginalized communities’ capacity to respond to disasters, provide critical information to the media, and insert themselves in the recovery process. To date, 27 communities have participated in two 8-session workshops facilitated by Espacios …

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Journalists Create Website to Oversee Hurricane Recovery Processes

Grantees In Action Journalists create website to oversee hurricane recovery processes Centro de Periodismo Investigativo created the website loschavosdemaria.com to oversee hurricane recovery processes. Findings from their journalists’ investigations inform and update the island’s databases and are consulted by community representatives, nonprofits, and citizens pursuing government transparency, accountability of elected officials, and citizen participation in …

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Home Ownership via Sworn Statements to Access Recovery Resources

Grantees In Action Home Ownership via Sworn Statements to Access Recovery Funds Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico offers education, advocacy, and legal support to marginalized communities to help them access government resources that are allocated to the conservation and reconstruction of homes affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Key wins so far include: The organization worked …

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