Ensuring an Equitable Recovery in Los Angeles County

March 10, 2022

By Maria Garcia, Senior Program Officer, Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships Unprecedented public investment in pandemic recovery and public infrastructure holds great promise to building a more resilient and equitable Los Angeles. With the widespread and disparate impacts of COVID-19 throughout LA County, there is a critical need for an equitable recovery that ensures resources […]

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El Monte City School District’s Kinder Readiness Program Redefines How Students and Families Prepare for Academic Success

January 25, 2022

For the second year in a row, CCF’s LA County Summer Learning Initiative supported learning and enrichment programs for low-income and vulnerable students in K-12 schools. Thanks to the generosity of donors and family foundations, $7.4 million in grants were distributed to 123 summer programs across Los Angeles County. The LA County Summer Learning Initiative […]

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Los Angeles must commit to an equitable recovery

April 14, 2021

By Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO of the California Community Foundation, Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, Judy Belk, President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, Miguel Santana, President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation and chair of the Committee for Greater LA.  Originally published in Los Angeles Daily News.   […]

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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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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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A Crisis Within A Crisis: Food Insecurity & COVID-19

December 18, 2020

As we near the year end, we find ourselves deeply concerned about the ongoing effects of COVID-19. Nine months of this unprecedented pandemic has caused many of our neighbors to experience food insecurity – some for the very first time.

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Advisor Community Partners with CCF to Promote Recovery and Systemic Change

August 25, 2020

by William Strickland, J.D., C.S.P.G. The global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the resulting social distancing restrictions imposed upon Los Angeles communities have been heartbreaking and disruptive for many Angelenos.  The devastating health and financial impact on the region’s most vulnerable residents will persist for the foreseeable future.  To address the immediate and emerging needs of […]

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A Summer of Learning for Our Most Vulnerable Students

August 14, 2020

In March 2020, K-12 schools in Los Angeles County had to quickly transition 70,000 teachers and 1.5 million students and their families to online platforms for distance learning.  This immediate disruption to traditional school operations exacerbated long-time gaps in educational opportunities and access along racial and socioeconomic lines for the County’s young people. As this […]

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Take Five: Stephania Ramirez, Director, Strategic Initiatives

June 23, 2020

Appointed by the State of California as the region’s Administrative Community Based Organization (ACBO), the California Community Foundation (CCF) is responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to get out the census count in Los Angeles County. The foundation worked alongside community groups for over two years to prepare for one of the most daunting census […]

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