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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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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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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Walking Forward in Uncertain Times

January 30, 2017

By Chris Compton I spent Thursday morning at the Cathedral in Downtown L.A., listening to counselors from high schools, colleges and nonprofits discuss how they were supposed to talk to their students about last Wednesday’s executive orders on immigration. The event, organized by L.A. Cash for College and SoCal CAN with support from the California […]

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On Giving Tuesday, Give to the Future of Los Angeles

November 29, 2016

Today, people all across the U.S. will celebrate Giving Tuesday. On this national day of generosity, individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits come together to build the future of their communities. As the foundation for Los Angeles County, the California Community Foundation is committed to creating a future in which all Angelenos have the opportunity to […]

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New Opportunities for New Americans

November 22, 2016

This giving season, we are highlighting innovative approaches to the most pressing issues facing Los Angeles County. Our investments in these solutions are made possible by the Future of L.A. Fund. “I love the freedom that we find in America; being able to create your own life and your own path,” said Sandra Aguillón. When […]

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Statement from Los Angeles Foundations on SCOTUS’ 4-4 Tie in Decision on Expanded DACA and DAPA

June 23, 2016

Dreams for a better life – one out of the shadows with the promise of greater economic vitality for individuals and the region as a whole – were deferred today. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 4-4 on the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions that would have expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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