Protected: Coronavirus Happens, College Can’t Wait

May 26, 2020

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Why COVID-19 is a Social Justice Issue

May 15, 2020

By: Jai Phillips, Program Officer, Youth Development People are like gardens: they require the right seeds to be planted, watered and nurtured in order to grow, but if neglected, will never produce the full harvest of their potential. For decades, Black people have been starved of the investments, the systems of care and quality environments […]

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Take Five: Ellah Ronen, LA n Sync Program Officer

May 8, 2020

California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration. Our staff is partnering with community leaders to make grants and […]

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When Our Heroes are Also Our Most Vulnerable

March 24, 2020

It is hard to believe how our lives, as Angelinos, have been altered in just a matter of days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Social distancing, school and business closures, and the many safe guards issued by elected officials to limit the spread of the virus are constant reminders that we are stepping into […]

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The Year of Return: Journeying Back to Africa

March 5, 2020

Los Angeles is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures whose contributions have shaped our city into what it is today. Our different experiences, as Angelinos, serve as a bridge to learn from one another and deepen our understanding so that together we can continue to work towards achieving equity for all residents of this […]

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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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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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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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Justice Fund is Building A Pipeline of Immigration Law Defenders

February 13, 2019

In communities across the country, our immigrant neighbors are living with the heightened fear that the lives they have built here will be destroyed, their families will be traumatically torn apart and the contributions they have made to our shared prosperity will be lost. Here in Los Angeles County, home to more than 3.5 million […]

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No Gift Too Small: Responding to California Wildfires Together

December 19, 2018

Last month, the Harris sisters watched in horror as communities across California were engulfed in flames — lives catastrophically disrupted and entire towns reduced to ash. What could two young girls do in the face of such devastation? Determined to help, they decided to turn lemons into lemonade. The sisters set up shop on a […]

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