Report Highlights Community-Driven Model to Serve Men of Color in South LA

July 1, 2019

In 2012, CCF launched BLOOM, a $7 million initiative to address the overwhelming disparities faced by Black male youth involved in L.A. County’s juvenile justice system. Read this report to understand more about the model, the story of BLOOM, its impact, and the lessons we learned along the way.

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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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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 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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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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Walking Forward in Uncertain Times

January 30, 2017

By Chris Compton I spent Thursday morning at the Cathedral in Downtown L.A., listening to counselors from high schools, colleges and nonprofits discuss how they were supposed to talk to their students about last Wednesday’s executive orders on immigration. The event, organized by L.A. Cash for College and SoCal CAN with support from the California […]

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Ending the Education Drought in California

May 25, 2015

By John E. Kobara ‘Tis the season when tassels are turned, mortarboards fly and newly minted graduates receive their hard-earned diplomas. About 3.7 million students will graduate with college degrees in this country. More people are engaged in higher education than ever before. The educational pipeline is brimming with students who seek to learn more […]

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Mentorship on the Mountaintop

May 7, 2015

By Chris Chandler On his first trip out into the mountains, Jose got to witness the power of the backcountry.  He was not in the best physical shape and was fighting a cold. He struggled from the start, feeling discouraged and ready to give up. But with encouragement from us and his peers, he kept […]

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