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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.

Making College Affordable for California’s Diverse Students

February 25, 2019

2019 marks a new chapter for California leadership and a new opportunity to rethink how we prepare our rapidly changing student population for success in college, career and beyond. With important challenges ahead concerning the elimination of remedial courses, support for undocumented students and meeting the full cost of college, we’re in a critical moment of change — especially here in Los Angeles.

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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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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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Everyone Counts

January 18, 2019

Every year, thousands of Angelenos join together to take a vital step in ending homelessness in Los Angeles. From January 22-24, volunteers will walk the streets of their communities as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The data they gather, along with surveys of shelters, institutions and service providers, give us a true […]

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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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Spectrum of Change

November 26, 2018

Discover our Spectrum of Change in CCF’s 2017-18 Annual Report.

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Ask a CCF Grantmaker: Kelly King Shares Insight on Education Grantmaking

October 24, 2018

Kelly King, CCF’s senior program officer who directs the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, answers questions about Education grantmaking.

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Get to Know Rosemary Veniegas, CCF’s Community Health Champion

September 25, 2018

Rosemary Veniegas is a community health champion who has been working to strengthen Los Angeles communities for decades. She first joined the CCF family in 2012 and is now leading efforts to ensure all Angelenos have access to high-quality care, as the Foundation’s senior health program officer. Equipped with a Ph.D. in psychology and two […]

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Get to Know Shirley Young, CCF’s Office Manager Who Is Retiring after 22 Years

September 21, 2018

CCF has been working to make an impact in L.A. for over a century, and Shirley Young has been a part of the Foundation for almost a quarter of it. Her 22-year tenure at CCF has seen her elevate from a temporary clerk typist to the Foundation’s office manager. Now, she is embarking on an […]

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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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