Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccinations for all Angelenos

March 24, 2021

As more COVID-19 vaccines become available, we cannot forget the essential workers who helped us through this unprecedented year.  However, with the many challenges and complexities of a mass vaccination roll-out, essential workers are being left-behind as they continue to still experience some of the highest infection and death rates in Los Angeles County. 

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We Stand in Solidarity with the Asian American Community to Denounce Hate and Racism

March 19, 2021

The number of hate incidents against Asian Americans in Los Angeles County and throughout our country continue to grow at an alarming rate.  Anti-Asian hate crimes are up 150% during the pandemic, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.   We at the California Community Foundation are dedicated to creating a Los Angeles in which all of […]

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COVID and Racism: How We All Pay

February 4, 2021

By Rose Veniegas, CCF’s Senior Program Officer, Health & Jarrett Barrios, CCF’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives Racism makes us sick. Last week’s New York Times story on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County (“In Los Angeles, the Virus Is Pummeling Those Who Can Least Afford to Fall Ill”) […]

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The Evolving Pandemic Landscape & Germination of Positive Systemic Change

January 5, 2021

The coronavirus outbreak, economic disruptions and calls for racial justice—as well as the uncertainty of what might come next—have revealed existing inequities in our housing, education, health care, food security, criminal justice and employment. We are at a turning point. Two roads in the forest. One merely leads to a recovery. The other leads us to a renewal.

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1st Annual Immigration Summit

January 13, 2020

Immigrants from all over the world have created a home in L.A. County for generations.  The diversity of the immigrant communities and their contributions to the social, economic and cultural life help make our region the dynamic and vibrant metropolis it is today.  Los Angeles is where the world meets. What can we do to […]

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One Voice: College Access Pioneers

September 25, 2013

By: Susan Silbert, PhD Towards the end of the summer one of our students was ready to go to Stanford until his glasses were stolen. This isn’t a hurdle most incoming Cardinals have to face, but this ‘One Voice’ student wasn’t an ordinary Cardinal. One Voice students are exceptional minds who deserve the best education […]

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Finding The Way Home: An Artist's Journey

August 21, 2013

By Nuttaphol Ma Years ago, my father visited me when I was working in Hong Kong as a marketing manager for a US multinational.  We took a road trip heading north to Shantou, an area where natives speak the same dialect as my grandfather.  “Do we have relatives here?” I asked my father.  He responded, […]

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Preserving Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles

May 29, 2013

By Leslie Ito In the heart of Little Tokyo stands a beacon to the history and culture of Japanese Americans: The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. It is the largest ethnic cultural center of its kind in the United States.  The JACCC features a five-story office building, an 840-seat theater and a plaza. The […]

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Immigration Reform is About Empowerment

May 22, 2013

By Catherine Eusebio Kathy is an undocumented Thai-Chinese immigrant from Arizona. She wrote to me about her lifetime of isolation. The label “illegal” made her feel unwelcome despite living in the U.S. since childhood. And while her state is infamous for its antagonistic treatment of immigrants, Kathy did not know a single undocumented person in […]

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Finding Peace

May 8, 2013

H. Cooke Sunoo Growing up in San Francisco to Korean parents, I looked different than my classmates but in my home and heart, my family was unabashedly American. My father, now 95, has been an American citizen for almost 75 years and served in the American army. His love for America (which he calls home) […]

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