May 21, 2024

The Forever Promise of a 2Gen Approach

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There’s an old saying:
“A parent is only as happy as their least happy child.” For many, this sentiment rings true as an illustration of the interdependency of parents a…

March 15, 2024

Community Foundation of Sarasota County “Parent Leadership Grant” Opened March 1

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The grant encourages nonprofit organizations to incorporate parent voice in decision-making. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has opened a new grant o…

March 8, 2024

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact,

Many who know me know that I truly believe in the value of teamwork. Collaboration is critical to making visions become reality, and this is a guiding principle for me, whether I’m consi…

February 21, 2024

Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Regional 2Gen Summit Underscores Importance of Supporting Families

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The event convened practitioners, parents, and policymakers to continue existing enthusiasm and galvanize new support for empowering families and communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—The…

February 1, 2024

Clarity and Curiosity

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Some of you may recall that Frank Sinatra song, “On a Clear Day,” where he croons, “On a clear day you can see forever.” I’ve been thinking about that song lately…

January 12, 2024

Transforming Families Through a 2Gen Approach

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Mireya Morales has many convictions, but one stands above all: “I don’t want my children to be statistics,” she says. “I want more for them.” A child of Mexican i…

January 2, 2024

Community Foundation, Selby Gardens bring families together for Lights in Bloom

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More than 1,300 children, families, teachers and school staff enjoyed complimentary access to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Lights in Bloom holiday light show this season thanks to a partners…

December 15, 2023

2Gen One Family

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By working with the child and parent as a whole family unit, the 2Gen approach creates a legacy of educational success and economic prosperity that passes from one generation to the next. Th…

December 1, 2023

Gifts

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Homepage - Blog,

I had the honor of attending a graduation ceremony at Alta Vista last week, and the joy of the occasion is a gift that will be with me for a long time. Let me set the scene: picture the Alta V…