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From Palmdale to Paramount, from Beverly Hills to Boyle Heights, individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to create a better future for Los Angeles County. #LAtogether was launched by the California Community Foundation to amplify L.A.’s voices of change, draw connections between diverse communities and share innovative new approaches to building Los Angeles together.

Report Highlights Community-Driven Model to Serve Men of Color in South LA

July 1, 2019

In 2012, CCF launched BLOOM, a $7 million initiative to address the overwhelming disparities faced by Black male youth involved in L.A. County’s juvenile justice system. Read this report to understand more about the model, the story of BLOOM, its impact, and the lessons we learned along the way.

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To End the Homelessness Crisis, We Must All Embrace Change

June 28, 2019

by Antonia Hernández I love L.A. My love affair started the day I arrived as a child in 1956. This was a magical place, big, incoherent and embracing, just the place a young immigrant needed to be. Newcomers were able to find a spot in the fabric of Los Angeles and, overall, everyone found a […]

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As We Celebrate Supreme Court Win, Funders Must Remain Committed to Achieving a Complete Count

June 27, 2019

by Antonia Hernández The 2020 Census is a way for all of us in California – individuals, families, businesses and communities – to get our fair share. An accurate count of the U.S. population forms the basis for many important, but often overlooked political, economic and social decisions that end up affecting our daily lives. […]

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L.A. Justice Fund Attorneys Utilize Workspace to Serve Adelanto Clients

June 17, 2019

Amanda is a managing attorney at Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef), an organization that has partnered with the L.A. Justice Fund (LAJF) to help our immigrant communities access legal representation. To make representation even more accessible for vulnerable individuals, ImmDef established a working space eight minutes down the road from the facility where attorneys can work on cases during down time and coordinate with other staff back in L.A.

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Response to the 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

June 4, 2019

by Ann Sewill Today, LAHSA released the results of the 2019 Los Angeles County Homeless Count, and it was not good news. The numbers of people experiencing homelessness are up – 12 percent over last year to nearly 59,000. They are a diverse group – from those suffering from illness and addictions who have been […]

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Reimaging Education with Students at the Center

April 8, 2019

by CCF’s Education Team  Anthony Emerson, a student in Harvard’s Doctorate of Educational Leadership program, has been working with CCF for the past 10 months to help us better understand the needs of students across L.A. County and develop a plan that will inform our efforts to strengthen Los Angeles’ education pipeline. This week, he […]

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Juvenile Justice is a Public Health Issue

March 29, 2019

by Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS Perhaps the greatest duty in any society is that of keeping its children safe. The idea is enshrined in law, preventing children from purchasing guns, alcohol, even spray paint. But what happens when the threat to our children’s safety is the law itself? The juvenile justice system in California disproportionately […]

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Supporting Tropical Cyclone Idai Relief

March 19, 2019

On March 15, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged, hundreds of thousands of residents are without power and local officials estimate the death toll at more than 1,000 people. Storm surges caused by the cyclone led to catastrophic flooding in four countries, with […]

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Helping California Communities Rise From Ashes

March 14, 2019

by Antonia Hernández Three months ago, a trio of devastating California fires were finally extinguished. Butte County faced the nation’s deadliest wildfire in more than a century, the Camp Fire, which took 86 lives and destroyed nearly 19,000 structures. In Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the Hill and Woolsey fires killed three and forced hundreds […]

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Making College Affordable for California’s Diverse Students

February 25, 2019

2019 marks a new chapter for California leadership and a new opportunity to rethink how we prepare our rapidly changing student population for success in college, career and beyond. With important challenges ahead concerning the elimination of remedial courses, support for undocumented students and meeting the full cost of college, we’re in a critical moment of change — especially here in Los Angeles.

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