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Babies, Aunties, Doulas: Our 2022 Birth Justice Year in Review

Author: Theresa Nelson

Babies, Aunties, Doulas: Our 2022 Birth Justice Year in Review

Posted January 17, 2023

Over three weeks in January, Community and Social Impact Intern Theresa Nelson will share updates about the Healthy Youth Development Strategic Partnership team’s work to close equity gaps in Birth…

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Meet the Founders

Posted January 13, 2023

The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact is a venture capital firm and partner of choice for exceptional entrepreneurs who are building scalable, sustainable businesses in a…

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Coming Together for Good: 2022 Year in Review

Posted January 6, 2023

2022 created one of the most challenging markets we have seen in a long time. Driven by the war in Ukraine and continued COVID pandemic issues, public and private markets…

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Mental Health Treatments: Designing with the Patient in View

Posted December 6, 2022

I have often thought mental health issues weren’t to be taken too seriously. This is because the issue and its treatment, especially therapy, is not considered a major topic of…

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Social Impact Through Investment: Our First Impact Report

Posted October 14, 2022

When we started the Institute four years ago this month, we all agreed very quickly that our mission was going to be to close equity gaps across America. We decided…

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Authentic Impact: A reflection on our first Founder Summit

Posted October 6, 2022

I’ve been lucky enough to have worked at the AmFam Institute since its inception in 2019. Being part of the founding team has given me a front row seat to…

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Investing for Impact in Healthy Youth Development

Posted July 21, 2022

This summer marks the start of the AmFam Institute's fourth year of making investments into social impact startups. Three years ago, we brought our expertise and experience into “dimensioning” what…

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Kids coming back to Milwaukee Public Library after fines paid off

Posted May 19, 2022

Children's librarians at the Milwaukee Public Library say they are starting to see a number of kids come back after their fines were wiped out. The Equity in Education team…

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Youth On Their Own keeps students in school – and on track to graduate

Posted March 10, 2022

It sounds hard to fathom, but thousands of young people experience homelessness every day. While most aren’t sleeping on the street or in shelters, they’re still moving from place to…

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The Hispanic Promise: Si Se Puede

Posted March 1, 2022

I’ll never forget one of the first external events I attended as a new Community and Social Impact Director with American Family Insurance. It was the annual Latino Chamber of…

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Founder Wellness Initiative

Posted February 10, 2022

An open letter to our portfolio company founders and the startup community Founder Wellness We are excited to announce the next element of our platform and portfolio services focused on…

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Webinar features Jonathan Scott, filmmaker of “Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip” and BlocPower CEO

Posted November 19, 2021

Recently, we had the opportunity to bring together two people committed to helping make America's communities more resilient and to close equity gaps in the process.   American Family Insurance…

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Steam and Dream goes to Atlanta

Posted November 2, 2021

The Milwaukee team within American Family Insurance's Office of Community and Social Impact has been working to expand access to programming and education in the STEM fields around the country,…

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The Power of Mentorship: A Generational Approach

Posted October 13, 2021

What is the power of mentorship? To the 12-hundred alumnae-student pairs who have been involved in Spelman College’s Sister 2 Sister (S2S) Professional Mentoring Program, the value could not be…

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Dreams Foundation helps during COVID-19

Posted September 13, 2021

Our colleagues at the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation researched numerous ways to help its non-profit partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the requests was to provide in-kind storytelling…

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