Funding Long Term Recovery After Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned from the Camp Fire

September 13, 2019

As community foundations, we partnered to publish Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County
Findings & Recommendations. The report chronicles concerning trends within the overtaxed and under-resourced social safety net. The report highlights how property damage, displacement, on-going economic disruption coupled with an increase in need for basic assistance, affordable housing, mental health services and other vital services are creating a scenario of intense strain for both the service providers and the clients in wildfire affected areas.

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Reimaging Education with Students at the Center

April 8, 2019

by CCF’s Education Team  Anthony Emerson, a student in Harvard’s Doctorate of Educational Leadership program, has been working with CCF for the past 10 months to help us better understand the needs of students across L.A. County and develop a plan that will inform our efforts to strengthen Los Angeles’ education pipeline. This week, he […]

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L.A. Justice Fund: Reflecting on Impact and Vision for the Future

February 20, 2019

This week, the L.A. Justice Fund (LAJF) partners gathered to reflect on the impact the program has made so far, and look forward to how we can expand on this work in the future.

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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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Making Promises Count

November 14, 2017

CCF partnered with WestEd to create the “Promises That Count” report which looks at the 13 existing College Promises programs in L.A. County. Upon the report’s release, CCF hosted a convening of leaders from the existing programs to better understand the challenges and opportunities for CCF to support a network of College Promises that are committed to helping students succeed.

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Lifting Up Artists’ Voices to Spark Dialogue and Advance Change

November 11, 2016

By Cathy Unger As a native Angelena, I have seen the great challenges – and potential – inherent in this region I call home. Many years ago, I was inspired by my parents’ example of community activism and have since dedicated my career to service and championing equal rights. As a donor and former board […]

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Immediate, Direct & Inspirational: May 6th is Pass It Along LA Day

April 30, 2014

A purse gets stolen. A refrigerator breaks down. Eye glasses need to be purchased. What most of us consider as minor inconveniences could be life changing for many who are vulnerable. These critical moments often do not cost much in dollars, but, unaddressed, they could cost a great deal to an individual or family’s well […]

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Pitch Perfect: Lessons Learned from Social Innovation Fast Pitch

December 4, 2013

By Yana Simone At New Earth, we like to think we do good things. After all, our arts and education based mentorship programs that are designed to support teens transitioning from incarceration to life at home have yielded compelling results: Our recidivism rate is a mere 15% among 13-18 year olds while L.A. County has […]

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How Millennials Are Giving in L.A. and Beyond

July 25, 2012

Generation Y wants to give back to worthwhile causes. Each individual has its own preferences, from donating to volunteering, but the spirit of philanthropy is evident. Millennials also want to take action now and like knowing – and seeing – that every little bit of what they give is making an impact. Philanthropy is personal, […]

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Fast Pitch: Unleashing Potential through Storytelling

July 11, 2012

Have you ever heard a story that gives you goose bumps? It happens to me every time I watch the “Fast Pitch” video with this opening line: “I’m an Eagle Scout, an ex-convict, a recovering heroin addict, and the Founder and Creative Director of BTS Communications.” When John Sullivan spoke those words at LASVP’s 2010 […]

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