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LIttle Village Environmental Justice Awarded Grant
The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) is honored to announce that they have been awarded a grant from the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) ReGenerations: Healthy Communities. A new funding initiative that will support youth organizing groups to address the root causes of childhood obesity with a specific focus on improving access to healthy, affordable, and culturally relevant food in schools and communities. Through a cohort based grantmaking strategy that includes funding, networking, and documentation, this initiative will also support youth organizing groups to build the relationships and capacity that will help create a movement for a just and sustainable food system.
This initiative is supported by a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which has set the goal of reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. RWJF awarded the grant through Jewish Funds for Justice, a national public foundation, of which FCYO is a managed project.
LVEJO is very thankful and appreciative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jewish Funds for Justice and the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing!