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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.

Lessons from a 2-Year-Old Community Foundation in Romania

July 12, 2013

By Terri Mosqueda Nearly one hundred years ago, Mr. Joseph Sartori created the Los Angeles Community Foundation (now the California Community Foundation) as part of the trust department of Security Pacific Bank. He was at the heels of banker and estate planning attorney Mr. Frederick H Goff, who had recently launched the Cleveland Community Foundation, […]

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Transforming Communities, One Summer Night at a Time

July 3, 2013

By Gino Garcia Envision this: Summer time in southern California. Beaches, a slight breeze, kids out of school playing with other neighborhood kids, and a couple months to bask in the unrelenting summer sun. While this tends to be the predominant image, the narrative contrasts with that of many communities in our own L.A. County […]

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Delayed Gratification

June 25, 2013

by Roberta Conroy, CCF Donor I have been a donor to the California Community Foundation since sometime in the 90’s.  At that time my career was in full swing and I didn’t feel that I could spend much time getting to know the organizations I wanted to support.   These were also my higher tax bracket […]

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GLEH: Feeling Right at Home

June 19, 2013

By Ara Babaian, Esq., Chairman of the Board and Eric Harrison, Executive Director, GLEH Most people may not realize that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors and seniors living with HIV/AIDS face a disproportionate amount of challenges as compared to their heterosexual counterparts.  Many of today’s LGBT seniors, in particular those who are low-income, […]

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Working Toward Health Equity for LGBT Elders of Color

June 12, 2013

By Judy Evans Over the next several decades, our country will grow increasingly older and more diverse. There are currently more than 40 million adults aged 65 and older in the U.S., a number that will more than double over the next four decades; by 2050, Latino, Black, Asian and Pacific Islander and American Indian […]

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Unsung Heroes Among Us

June 5, 2013

By John Kobara When we are at our best, we are generous and unconditional in our support of others. We are far less cynical and skeptical. We are more concerned about others than ourselves. We are more engaged with the value of our actions. When we are at our best we believe and act as […]

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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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What's Love Got To Do With It?

May 15, 2013

By Michelle Rhone-Collins Early in my career when I was working with youth in the Lower East Side of New York, I was chastised by the CEO of the organization for writing the word “love” in a grant proposal- it was inappropriate, it was trite, it was soft.  Now I respected this man tremendously, and […]

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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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