And! Zenyu was recently awarded not one but TWO grants: a small one from Lily Divine Productions, a local production company that produces queer burlesque shows, and a $20,000 grant from the Self-Development of People Committee of the Presbyterian Church. These may be small in terms of nonprofit grants, but it’s HUGE to us!!!
Further, we are excited to officially welcome longtime Zenyu supporter and beloved ally, Emil Paddison, as Zenyu’s new Sustainability Director! Emil comes to us with over 10 years experience in Tenants Rights work, anti-oppression and cross-class allyship with Resource Generation. Coming from her most recent position as Deputy Director at the Tenants Union, Emil will be helping us with Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising and Administration. We are excited to grow Zenyu’s work with Emil’s incredible expertise and passion for building Beloved Community rooted in compassion, justice and connection!