We are pleased to share that the Perrin Family Foundation team is expanding!  In July, Camelle Scott-Mujahid joined the Perrin Family Foundation as an Associate Program Officer.

Camelle comes to the Foundation having worked in the social change field for the past ten years.  “It is a privilege to take on a new role in supporting this critical work,” she explains.  “The Perrin Family Foundation is doing extraordinary work to foster the development of youth voice and youth led social change efforts in our state.  Young people can be incredible, fearless, creative change agents and bring powerful energy to existing social justice efforts.”

Camelle has lived and worked in New Haven since 2003 when she moved from El Paso, Texas to attend college.  From 2008-2013 she worked at Teach Our Children and Youth UnleashED, a parent and youth-led nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing parent and student involvement in school improvement efforts, first as a bilingual organizer and then as Director.  She has a strong background in nonprofit administration, development, and adult and youth-led community organizing.  Most recently, she has worked as a major gifts officer at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.  In addition to her full time role with PFF, Camelle serves on the board of All Our Kin and is engaged in New Haven’s Black Lives Matter movement.

As an Associate Program Officer at PFF, Camelle will work with the PFF team to implement grantmaking and capacity building strategies that strengthen the youth-led social change sector in CT.   Kelly Weldon, our long-time Grant Manager, will continue to provide administrative support for PFF’s core operations.