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Keys to the City

Make Mistakes Matter

“It’s finding those right opportunities, continuing to evolve, and it’s looking within and saying ‘how do I take this experience, like a pandemic, and learn from it and grow, and use those lessons learned to move forward.”

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Fortune Failures: Stephanie Parra

“(In 2012) After a lot of anti-Latino, anti-immigrant rhetoric happening at the state level it was difficult for me to want to stay here, in a community that did not make me feel welcome, that did not make me feel like I belonged and that worked really hard to make me feel like I was an ‘other’… My manager at the time sat me down and said ‘You can leave, you can decide to leave, so many people get frustrated with Arizona and they leave. Or, you can stay here and you can be part of the change.’”

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Advocating for Justice in Philanthropy

“We should not come into communities, we should be invited in, and sit in partnership with people doing the work — and listen. End of story. Listen and learn” — Joyce Medina Harper, Executive Director, Dougherty Foundation.

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