JLUSA leaders receive funding from MacKenzie Scott’s foundation

March 21, 2024

Congratulations to Robyn Hasan-Simpson (Leading with Conviction™ 2022), Executive Director of Women on the Rise Georgia, and Dominique Grant (Leading with Conviction™ 2024), Campaign & Operations Manager, for the $1 million grant they received this week from MacKenzie Scott’s foundation, Yield Giving!

“Every day in Atlanta, more of our community members find themselves entangled in the carceral system due to a lack of access to vital mental health services and the criminalization of poverty. Our unwavering mission has been to dismantle the cycle of mass incarceration, and fight for collective liberation. This funding will arm Women on the Rise with the essential tools needed to press forward in our fight against systemic injustice.”

In addition, we are celebrating with Johnny Perez (Leading with Conviction™ 2017), Director of the U.S. Prisons Program at the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, which also received a $1 million grant from Yield Giving: “This gift provides a needed financial boost as NRCAT builds the leadership of solitary survivors and faith allies in programs focused on healing, educational opportunities, advocacy, networking, and coalition building. We are grateful to be able to better grow our work as we empower those most harmed by solitary confinement and other harsh prison conditions.”

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