Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives, received the “True Leader Award” during the 40 to None Summit on October 3. Every year the 40 to None Summit, sponsored by True Colors Fund, honors leaders working to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. Marc spoke earlier in the day at the Summit about racial equity and LGBTQ youth homelessness.

“Through their work, Marc has helped uplift racial equity in the movement to end LGBTQ youth homelessness. We’re proud they’re here and grateful for the work they’ve accomplished,” said True Colors Fund. Thank you, True Colors Fund, for recognizing Marc’s work and that of the other award winners–Jasmine Hayes of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, and Grand Rapids, MI.

The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on complex public health problems such as homelessness, trauma, and mental health and substance use disorders. Using state-of-the-art research, training, and technology, we help individuals, agencies, and communities deepen the impact of their work. Learn more about SPARC, an initiative addressing racial inequities among people experiencing homelessness. Find SPARC on Facebook.