Play his basketball season or engage in a yearlong internship at Intelsat, a Tysons Corner-based satellite services company? Seventeen-year-old Vince Abanilla debated. He chose the unique experience of working in a corporate environment as a high school student.
As autumn has arrived in its impressive majesty, I am reminded once again of the importance of Lever Fund’s work. As the seasons change, we too at Lever Fund are changing and growing. This message is to update you on adjustments we made at our organization.
Lever Fund, the philanthropic fund that is breaking the cycle of poverty in the Greater Washington region through workforce development, has agreed to support internships for disadvantaged youth in Washington, D.C.
On March 2, 2021, Lever Fund Board Chair Connie K.N. Chang joined Wes Moore, former CEO of Robin Hood Foundation and Sine Fellow at American University's Sine Institute of Policy & Politics Fellowship for a conversation about the history of philanthropy and its role in creating a more equitable society.
Lever Fund joined a Worldwide Vigil on Friday, March 26th–in support of the #StopAsianHate National Day of Action and Healing–and to unite as a global community in paying respects to the eight victims killed in the Atlanta shooting, to promote communal healing and hope in the face of heightened violence that has traumatized the entire Asian American community, and to call for solidarity under a banner of anti-racism.
We are appalled and deeply distressed by the rise of hate crimes and targeted violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the United States, where this week we have seen a horrifying mass shooting in Atlanta, GA, with many Asian and Asian American victims, six of eight were women
Welcome to our inaugural blog post in Profiles in Courage: Leading Through Crisis. A Thought Leadership Series curated by The Lever Fund. Today we are featuring Karleton Thomas, a social entrepreneur dedicated to driving scalable solutions that grow the middle class.
Dear Friends, we hope that you and your loved ones are doing as well as possible in these turbulent times. For Lever Fund, the COVID-19 crisis has been disruptive, but we’re working hard to continue to make a difference, for today and tomorrow. We have pivoted to respond to the urgent needs of the moment while staying true to our mission.