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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.

Ask a CCF Grantmaker: Kelly King Shares Insight on Education Grantmaking

October 24, 2018

Kelly King, CCF’s senior program officer who directs the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, answers questions about Education grantmaking.

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Get to Know Rosemary Veniegas, CCF’s Community Health Champion

September 25, 2018

Rosemary Veniegas is a community health champion who has been working to strengthen Los Angeles communities for decades. She first joined the CCF family in 2012 and is now leading efforts to ensure all Angelenos have access to high-quality care, as the Foundation’s senior health program officer. Equipped with a Ph.D. in psychology and two […]

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Get to Know Shirley Young, CCF’s Office Manager Who Is Retiring after 22 Years

September 21, 2018

CCF has been working to make an impact in L.A. for over a century, and Shirley Young has been a part of the Foundation for almost a quarter of it. Her 22-year tenure at CCF has seen her elevate from a temporary clerk typist to the Foundation’s office manager. Now, she is embarking on an […]

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Advancing Success of English-language Learners

August 24, 2018

English-language learners are a rapidly growing student population in our state. In fact, they now make up nearly 25% of California’s public school population with more than 1.3 million enrolled in the 2016-17 school year. Their potential is substantial— studies point to bilingual students as having strong attention skills and better understanding of language structure, putting […]

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Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop

July 26, 2018

Earlier this year, CCF donors Ken and Diane Bishop and their families joined us to help welcome our neighbors home. At a housing development built and managed by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a CCF grantee and Home L.A. Fund partner, they assembled “Welcome Home Kits” for families moving out of homelessness and into supportive […]

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Reuniting & Keeping Families Together

June 27, 2018

The images streaming in from the border of children being separated from their families have captured the nation’s hearts and minds. As a mother and grandmother, I feel deeply for the families who are being needlessly traumatized. More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Cities throughout […]

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The 2018 L.A. Homeless Count: the Good, the Bad and the Way Forward

June 21, 2018

Over three days and nights in January, 8,600 Angelenos took to the streets to do their part in combating the county’s homelessness crisis. From Pacoima to San Pedro, these dedicated volunteers visited shelters and street corners to count how many of our neighbors are experiencing homelessness as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. […]

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Joining Together for Wildfire Recovery

June 4, 2018

Standing among the trees on a cool Ojai morning, it’s hard to believe this is the same place. Just six months ago, this mountainside town was nearly surrounded by a wall of flames. Residents evacuated to shelters while brave firefighters worked tirelessly to stop the blaze. This past December, communities in Santa Barbara & Ventura […]

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Building Trust Between L.A. Media & Immigrant Communities

April 23, 2018

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” – Henry R. Luce Good journalism is at the heart of our democracy. But despite the critical social and political role it plays in our lives, media outlets sometimes struggle to report from the heart of all communities. At […]

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Homeward Bound: the History, Impact and Future of Proposition HHH and Measure H

March 7, 2018

Every night, nearly 60,000 men, women and children in Los Angeles County go to sleep homeless. Over the course of a year, that number climbs to more than 150,000, enough to fill the Rose Bowl, the Staples Center, the Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Exactly one year ago today, Angelenos came together to say “enough” […]

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