Landmark Legislation Transforms Long-term Healthcare in Hawaii

September 22, 2017 The Domestic Workers Legacy Fund works to support nannies, housekeepers, caregivers for the elderly and other domestic workers to advance the rights and socio-economic well-being of domestic workers. Thanks to support from Voqal, the Domestic Workers Legacy Fund was able to pass landmark legislation in Hawaii that established the nation’s first publicly Read More

Voqal’s Mobile R&D Program Funds Online SOS and Parents Together

September 20, 2017 Voqal is pleased to announce the first-ever recipients of its Mobile R&D Program: Online SOS and Parents Together. Voqal is providing both organizations $25,000 to develop mobile digital technology aimed at advancing progressive social change. Online SOS will develop a mobile chatbot to help individuals suffering from online harassment, while Parents Together Read More

Applications Now Open for 2018 Voqal Fellowship

September 15, 2017 The Voqal Fellowship is a talent and technology accelerator for tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs. We’re searching for change-makers and thought leaders who want to launch the next “big idea” that will increase equity for those who are least well off politically, economically and/or socially. Ideal candidates for the fellowship are in the early Read More

FairVote Minnesota Leads Smart, Strategic Reform to Improve Voter Rights

September 14, 2017 FairVote Minnesota works for a healthier democracy through public education and advocacy of electoral reform. It promotes inclusive voting systems that foster greater choice and a stronger voice for all voters through increased competition, participation and representation. It is specifically focused on the passage of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), a system proven Read More

Communities United Engages Millennials of Color to Promote Policies Focused on Students, Not Incarceration

September 12, 2017 Communities United is a grassroots community organization that addresses the root causes of social, racial and economic injustice at a neighborhood, citywide, statewide and national level. It accomplishes this by uniting diverse youth and adults in Chicago’s northwest side and through the development of city and statewide coalitions to build powerful and Read More

Free Spirit Media Youth Journalists Claim Presence in Chicago Reporting

September 8, 2017 Free Spirit Media cultivates diverse youth voices on Chicago’s South and West sides to transform media and society. It provides arts education, access and opportunity in media production to over 700 underserved youth every year. With Voqal’s support, Free Spirit Media strengthened its solutions-journalism practices and participatory distribution ventures to activate critical Read More

OPEN Unites Digital Campaigning Organizations to Advance Progressive Change

September 7, 2017   Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN) is a growing association of the leading nation-based digital campaigning organizations. OPEN shares insights, expertise and collaboration seamlessly across its membership. This allows its member organizations to think and build cumulatively – rather than redundantly – pushing innovation forward. The result: more people-powered progressive change, in Read More

Twin Cities Media Alliance Engages with Marginalized Communities

August 31, 2017 The Twin Cities Media Alliance equips individuals and organizations with the power of media arts to shape narratives that advance equity and justice. It does this through several methods including offering classes, publishing the Twin Cities Daily Planet and hosting community conversations. Thanks to Voqal’s support, Twin Cities Media Alliance made great Read More