We are proud to announce the selection of our 2023-2025 Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellows.
Over the last several years, the Stoneleigh Foundation has built a growing portfolio of investments focused on addressing Philadelphia’s gun violence epidemic. Through this work, the Foundation aims to leverage its institutional influence and elevate its public voice on the ways in which this crisis impacts youth, young adults, and families.
This cohort of Emerging Leaders will work in collaboration with their host organizations to tackle the gun violence epidemic using policy, practice, research, advocacy, organizing, and communications strategies.
Recognizing Suicide and Shifting Narratives in Rural Communities
Christa will work with the CeaseFirePA Education Fund to uncover narratives about how high gun ownership increases suicide risk in order to shift the localized understanding of gun violence and educate decision-makers and community members.
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Expanding Restorative Justice in Philadelphia’s Youth Justice System
Building Community-Based Agencies’ Capacity to Reduce Gun Violence
Franklin will work with the Public Policy Lab in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts to develop an online Resource Hub that provides free tools and resources to bolster direct service organizations’ ability to respond to community-based gun violence.
Centering the Voices of Firearm Survivors in Media
Oronde will work with the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting to identify, recruit, and support survivors of firearm violence who will make themselves available to local journalists via a secure, digital directory.
Addressing Trauma and Violence in Philadelphia’s Asian Communities
Julia will work with the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia to develop multigenerational community outreach and programming efforts that address the trauma created by gun violence and racism in neighborhoods where the city’s Cambodian and other Asian residents live.