August 2020

Black Women’s Policy Agenda Launches Survey and Virtual Listening Sessions to Elevate Concerns and Challenges During Double Crisis of COVID-19 and Anti-Black Violence

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The Black Women’s Policy Agenda (BWPA) launched listening sessions today to determine what impact the double crisis of COVID-19 and anti-Black violence is having on Black women in the Pittsburgh region. The goal is to check in on the social, emotional and financial health of Black women during these turbulent … Read More >

New Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Girls

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One of FISA Foundation’s grantees, Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX) focuses on creating generations of confident girls who are in control of their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures. Recently, ROX released data from a national survey of 5th-12th grade girls: Findings from 1,273 U.S. Girls on School, Technology, Relationships … Read More >

FISA grantee, ACLU of PA publishes: Researching the Impact of School Policing

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FISA Foundation has been funding the ACLU of PA, in conjunction with the Black Girls Equity Alliance, to address the disproportionate negative consequences of school policing on Black girls and Black youth with disabilities. ACLU published this report: Research on School Policing by Aaron Kupchik, July 2020 It begins: Following … Read More >