Invisible People has received a $25,000 unrestricted gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support the nonprofit’s efforts to educate the public on homelessness.
This generous gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will help Invisible People to expand its journalism engagement strategies to include more quality reporting and reach new audiences.
There is a direct correlation between what the general public perceives about homelessness and how it affects policy change. Many people blame homelessness on the person experiencing it instead of on the increasing shortage of affordable housing and lack of employment and a living wage, among countless other reasons that put a person at risk. This gap in understanding creates a dangerous cycle of misperception that leads to the inability to effectively address the root causes of homelessness.
This generous gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will help Invisible People expand its journalism engagement strategies to reach new audiences and conduct even more quality reporting on the issues that affect people who are homeless.
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