The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Development program is to elevate the engagement of youth and the voice of youth who are often unheard or ignored in changing the systems that affect them and the communities where they live. To achieve that goal, the Foundation supports work in areas such as youth media, youth organizing, youth leadership, and youth-led advocacy. The Youth Development program that engage low-income and under-served young people ages 10 to 24.
Our Community Development program focuses on providing hope, training, and support to current and formerly gang-involved individuals as well as previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of society. Our overarching goal is to see these individuals heal from trauma, allowing them to contribute fully to their family and community.
Our Inmate Care program offers monetary assistance to families of incarcerated individuals who cannot afford to communicate with their loved ones. The high costs of inmates calls can not only discourage attempting single, one-off calls, but it can also create barriers for family members trying to maintain consistent contact with their incarcerated loved ones. Our foundation supports funds to keep families together despite legal circumstances,
The Foundation's Burial Assistance program helps provide families in need bury their loved ones who have been lost due to violence. Too often families are unprepared for the sudden death of a loved one due to unforeseen violence and are unable to afford the high costs that follow. We provide funds for these families to give their their loved one the burial they deserve.
Our Music & Arts programs works within communities to promote art education, writing, live instruments, audio recording, production, videography and photography. The Foundation focuses on creating a higher involvement of these elements to enhance and inspire the lives of people of all ages through the arts.
The Foundation looks to directly employ the individuals for which we serve. Foreignside Foundation is filled with opportunities for talented people who want to improve their communities and make an important difference in the lives of their fellow citizens.
Due to the recent COVID-19 crisis that has struck our country and the world, the need for essentials items has never been more crucial. Our Foundation is working with several certified PPE providers to equip our community and hospitals within our community with the proper items to keep us all safe and healthy during this pandemic.