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“After The Kids Move In” – Interview with Erasma Beras-Monticciolo

November 17, 2020

Listen to Erasma’s interview on After The Kids Move In where she talks with Pat O’Brien about our partnership with families and the power of relationships in promoting good health for parents, children and communities.

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How the virus devastated workers in a Brooklyn neighborhood

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Jasmine Garsd on NPR’s Marketplace on July 13, 2020. Father Edward Mason remembers when he realized COVID-19 was going to be devastating to his community in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City. It was back in mid-April. In…

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Mama, Am I Going to Die Young Because I’m Black in America?

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticicolo on the BK Reader on July 1, 2020. “Am I going to die young because I’m Black in America?” That was the question my 7-year-old son asked during our recent family meeting initiated by the Black Lives…

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Brownsville is Waging its Own Fight Against COVID-19 and Racism

August 26, 2020

Taylor Gordon bagging food for BMS and East Brooklyn Food Safety Initiative at BCCC on Belmont Avenue. Photo: Hannah Whise Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticciolo on City Limits on June 19, 2020. In Brownsville, Brooklyn we have struggled to find the words…

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We’re Reopening, Yet Communities of Color Are Still Suffering and Social Service Organizations Are Hemorrhaging

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticciolo on Medium.com on June 12, 2020. New York emerges from lockdown yet black and brown communities still have high infection rates and those of us supporting them, are stretched. I’m increasingly heartened by media images of people…

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Healing and Protecting Children from Racial Trauma and COVID-19 Pandemic

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticciolo on Medium.com on June 12, 2020. Our community doesn’t get a break. In the midst of this pandemic, we’re seeing a combustible mix of isolation, job loss, sickness, and feelings of being trapped and terrorized by an epidemic…

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Statement on Violence Against Black Communities

June 2, 2020

Dear Friends and Family, The events of the past week have been horrifying. For decades, we have watched countless videos of law enforcement brutally exerting their power, both physically and psychologically, against black bodies. I wish that I could say…

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The Enduring Effects of Family Separations at the Border

October 25, 2019

We at Power of Two began holding our breath when we first became aware of the Trump administration’s policy separating adults illegally crossing American borders from the children accompanying them. As a provider of services that combat the impact of…

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Exciting News at Power of Two

January 9, 2019

Happy New Year! Power of Two is kicking off this New Year with some exciting news. We are pleased to announce that Erasma Monticciolo has assumed the role of Executive Director at Power of Two. Dear Friends and Supporters, I am…

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Sound evidence — a rare commodity in charities

August 31, 2018

Caroline Fiennes, Director of Giving Evidence, writes for the Financial Times, “Anne Heller has done something that I had never previously seen in my 18 years in the non-profit sector”. That approach sounds jaw-droppingly obvious, but it is in fact…

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