Puffin & TYPE Announce the 2020 Puffin Prize Winner

December 2, 2020

Join The Puffin Foundation, John Legend, and Type Media Center virtually on December 16th as we award the Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship to Desmond Meade. John Legend will lead an intimate conversation for the event with Mr. Meade. Desmond Meade is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving this year! Our virtual offices will be closed Wednesday afternoon through Friday. We will be back on Monday, Read More

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The Puffin Foundation Welcomes a New Staff Member

November 20, 2020

The Puffin Foundation is delighted to announce that Ilene Richman has joined our staff as a program officer. Ilene has been working for The Puffin Foundation as a part-timer since 2017, primarily focused on proposal review. In her new position, the scope of her work is expanding to include the Read More

Teaneck International Film Festival Starts This Weekend

November 12, 2020

Activism: Making Change. That’s what TIFF is about. The Teaneck International Film Festival is here and this year it’s all virtual! Join TIFF November 12 – 25 for two weeks of unforgettable films and talkbacks from the most comfortable seat in the house. Just $5/film or $35/All Access Pass. For film descriptions Read More

Student Voting Surges Despite Efforts to Suppress It

November 2, 2020

Students are often the target of outright voter suppression across the US, and the pandemic has added additional challenges. The New York Times reports on the current landscape for student voters, quoting advocates from two groups that Puffin is proud to support: the Andrew Goodman Foundation and You Can Vote. Read More

Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural

October 27, 2020

The Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural Committee had a fantastic turnout of Teaneck youth and community members to join them in painting the first Teaneck Black Lives Matter mural.Puffin is honored to be a supporter of the project. On Tuesday, March 2 2021, members of the Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural Committee Read More

Incredibly Close Elections

October 22, 2020

Puffin has been a longtime supporter of the Campus Election Engagement Project.  Check out and share their short video on close elections and the importance of Read More

Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers

October 19, 2020

As Election Day looms, Eugene Scalia, a cunning lawyer committed to dismantling regulation, is weakening one employee protection after another. Eyal Press, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Type Media Center, investigates in The New Yorker:  Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Read More

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One Week Left to Complete Your 2020 Census

September 23, 2020

It’s not too late! Fill out your 2020 Census online at Don’t miss this once-in-a-decade chance to impact your community! The 2020 Census takes just a few moments to complete. The U.S. Census Bureau keeps your answers safe and Read More

National Voter Registration Day: Are You Registered to Vote?

September 22, 2020

The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum support your right to vote! Check your registration status at Tell your friends and family to check theirs too! Deadline to register is October 13 (in NJ). The 2020 U.S. Presidential election is on Tuesday, November 3. Why Check Your Voter Status? • Read More

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