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  • Robin Hood Benefit May 15, 2017.

    Love and Leadership: A Night for NYC

    At its annual benefit, the Robin Hood community celebrated those who refuse to stay down – and those who help them stand back up.

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    Unplugged: Tackling Youth Homelessness

    There are about 6,800 young homeless people under the age of 24 in New York, but many advocates believe that number is low, considering youth homelessness is often overlooked.

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    Coming To, and Out, in America

    “There’s nothing left for me there,” said Reshma Jaigobin, a 21-year-old immigrant from Guyana, reflecting on her homeland.

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    FUELing the Early Learning Metropolis

    At our 2016 benefit, we launched a $50 million five-year effort — called the Fund for Early Learning (FUEL).

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    Unplugged: The Importance of Diversity on Nonprofit Boards

    “A range of perspectives leads to collaborative tension and that’s the essence of good governance,” said Victoria B. Bjorklund,

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    A New Life Through Numbers

    For four days a week, 12 grueling hours a day, Kimberly Paulissaint would stand and ring up customers, stock shelves, or assist customers at the supermarket where she worked. She made $7.75 an hour after a raise.

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    Tax Credit Helps a New Life Blossom

    Alicia Rueda spends most of her days surrounded by bright roses shipped fresh from her native Ecuador, running a small import business in Flushing, Queens.

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    From Appalachia to Mt. Sinai’s Kosher Kitchen

    “I come from an area with some of the poorest zip codes in the nation. I grew up without a lot of possibilities — things were very limited,” Brian Walkup, 48, remembers.

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    Robin Hood Launches Inaugural Poverty Solutions Conference

    In partnership with the Russell Sage Foundation, Robin Hood is bringing together leading thinkers to participate in the inaugural Poverty Solutions Conference,

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    A Mother’s Love Gets a Little Help

    April Canselo, 53, has plenty of love to give. She has 3 children, 3 adopted children, and 11 grandkids.

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