Help Get FUEL for 50 on Stage at SXSW 2023!

By Robin Hood

To help spread the word about FUEL for 50 and the role for everyone in supporting our youngest children, our early childhood team has proposed several panels for SXSW 2023. Help us get on stage at SXSW by voting and sharing our proposals by Sunday, August 21st! 

Voting requires a free SXSW account, but after that it’s easy! Register and then click the “Vote Up” arrow on your panels of choice. You can search in the PanelPicker or come back to this post – we’ve included links for all FUEL and Robin Hood proposals below.


SXSW — March 10–18, 2023

Centering Community & Equity in Child Development
We all know that “it takes a village” — but the community organizations that vulnerable families rely on most are still largely shut out of early childhood funding. Guided by community input, a new $10m initiative in New York City aims to transform early learning by elevating 50 local programs focused on parents and caregivers of young children. With help from partners like public libraries and selection led by parents and nonprofit leaders, the project is crossing boundaries and building insights from work in immigration, health, housing, reentry and more. Learn why the nation’s largest fund devoted to early learning is focusing on neighborhood-level programs and partners outside the field of child development — and what philanthropies have to gain from democratizing their approach.


SXSW EDU — March 6–9, 2023