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Health Funders Peer Group Meeting December

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

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Program details coming soon. 

 

About Health Funders Group 

The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.


Recurring Dates

Tuesday, March 9 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, May 19 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, December 8 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members 

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Education Funders Group Meeting December

Monday, November 15, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

Save the Date!

Program information coming soon. 
 

Quarterly Dates

Tuesday, March 2 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, May 5 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Tuesday, August 17 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>
 

About Education Funders Group

Meeting for over a decade, the Education Funders Group brings philanthropic funders together to learn about issues, trends and needs in the field of education to inform individual and collective grantmaking. Ideas for topics are proposed by funders, who work with the co-chairs to organize a learning session. This year, EFG will continue to explore Community School Models, Education Policy and Advocacy, and Workforce Development and Career Technical Education.


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG and EFG members only

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Child and Family Well-being Funders Collaborative Meeting November

Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:00am - 10:30am

Save the Date!

Program details coming soon. 

 

About LA County Child Welfare Funders Collaborative Meeting

SCG's Child and Family Well-being Funders Collaborative group convenes quarterly to focus on policy reform and related advocacy efforts in the areas of child welfare and foster care; and to explore opportunities for private support for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services related projects.

 

Quarterly Dates

Thursday, February 4 | 9:00am - 10:30am   Learn more >>>

Thursday, May 27 | 9:00am - 10:30am       Learn more >>>

Thursday, August 12 | 9:00am - 10:30am    Learn more >>>

 

Presented in partnership with:


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Funding Issue Area & Geographic Regions
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Health Funders Peer Group September

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

Save the Date!

Program details coming soon. 

 

About Health Funders Group 

The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.


Recurring Dates

Tuesday, March 9 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, May 19 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, December 8 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members 

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Education Funders Group Meeting: California’s State Budget and its Impact on K-12 School Funding

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

SCG’s Education Funders Group invites you to join us for a follow-up conversation from our March meeting on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s May revised state budget proposal. We will explore how the historic $121.7 billion budget will affect K-12 education programs and assist with COVID-19 recovery.  We will also consider the role of philanthropy in leveraging this unprecedented investment of public funds.   

The Education Funders Group brings philanthropic funders together quarterly to learn about issues, trends, and needs in the field of education to inform individual and collective grantmaking. Over the years, the group has explored a variety of topics, including early childhood education, after-school programming, parent engagement, blended learning, linked learning, STEM, implementation of the common core, and college access/college success. 

 

Speakers

Niu Gao

Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Niu Gao is a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, specializing in K–12 education. Her areas of interest include math and science education, digital learning in K–12 schools, and student transition from high school to college. Prior to joining PPIC, she worked as a quantitative policy analyst at Stanford. She holds a PhD in educational policy and an MS in economics from Florida State University.

David Lauck

Chief Financial Officer, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

David Lauck is Alliance's Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for accounting, finance, payroll and procurement.

Prior to returning to Los Angeles in 2016, David served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director for Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a network of public charter schools in Rhode Island. There he oversaw the financial planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis functions for the organization, as well as provided support for several school leaders. Previously, David participated in The Broad Residency in Urban Education (Class of 2009-2011), serving his two-year Residency as the Director of Finance and Accounting at KIPP LA Schools – a network of public charter schools serving students in East and South Los Angeles.

Prior to joining The Broad Residency, David filled a variety of transactional and analytical roles during more than ten years in the investment banking and asset management industries.  David holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the University of Virginia.

Peter Rivera

Education Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation

Peter Rivera is an Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation. He works with our Deeper Learning partners to spread, scale, and support educators in effective teaching and learning practices.

Previously, Peter served as program and policy development advisor for the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified. He worked on scaling new high school math courses, developing a school performance framework, and implementing district-wide improvement science efforts. From 2010-2016, Peter worked as a senior program officer at the California Community Foundation, where his grantmaking supported nonprofits and educational institutions in Los Angeles. Peter also conducted charter school oversight as a program manager/program monitor for the San Diego Unified School District. He began his career in education at the Long Beach Unified School District.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Los Angeles, and a masters degree in public policy from the University of Southern California. He is a Los Angeles native and enjoys supporting his hometown sports teams.

Vickie Ramos Harris

Director of Educational Equity, Advancement Project California

Vickie Ramos Harris serves as Director of Educational Equity for Advancement Project California. She is responsible for leading early childhood policy and advocacy in Los Angeles and across California as well as fostering opportunities to increase education equity in the public education system, including supporting the diverse needs of our English Learners and communities of color.  Prior to joining Advancement Project, Vickie served as Chief of Staff to the Board Vice-President at LAUSD, and State Policy Director at Early Edge California engaging in local, state, and federal advocacy and supported major policy advancements including creating a new grade level in California (transitional kindergarten) and expanding bilingual education access at LAUSD.  Vickie holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Pomona College, and a master’s degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. 

Ryan Smith

Chief External Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Prior to joining the Partnership, Ryan was the Executive Director of the Education Trust-West and Vice President of Strategic Advocacy for the Education Trust, an education civil rights organization dedicated to closing opportunity gaps. At The Education Trust-West, Ryan worked on producing actionable, accessible research and advocacy tools that reached state policymakers and on-the-ground community advocates and education leaders alike. Ryan also led the team’s development and production of Black Minds Matter: Supporting the Educational Success of Black Students in California, and The Majority Report: Supporting the Educational Success of Latino Students in California. Before Ed Trust, Ryan served as the Director of Education Programs and Policy for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where Ryan was responsible for education program and policy efforts for the organization.

After having the honor of launching the Partnership’s Family and Community Engagement Team and founding the Parent College Program, Ryan has returned as their Chief External Officer. In this role, Ryan is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of the Partnership’s development, communications, policy and advocacy, and family and community engagement initiatives. Recently, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond appointed Ryan as a Co-Chair of his Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative.

Ryan hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UCLA, and Ryan is also pursuing a Doctorate of Education (EdD) from UCLA. Ryan served as an Annie E. Casey Children and Family Fellow and a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys museums, traveling, volunteering, and overall angelic trouble-making.

 

Quarterly Dates

Tuesday, March 2 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>

Wednesday, May 5 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Tuesday, August 17 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, December 1 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>
 

About Education Funders Group

Meeting for over a decade, the Education Funders Group brings philanthropic funders together to learn about issues, trends and needs in the field of education to inform individual and collective grantmaking. Ideas for topics are proposed by funders, who work with the co-chairs to organize a learning session. This year, EFG will continue to explore Community School Models, Education Policy and Advocacy, and Workforce Development and Career Technical Education.


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG and EFG members only

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Funding Issue Area & Geographic Regions
Event type 
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Child and Family Well-being Funders Collaborative Meeting

Thursday, August 12, 2021
9:00am - 10:30am

Save the Date!

Program details coming soon. 

 

About LA County Child Welfare Funders Collaborative Meeting

SCG's Child and Family Well-being Funders Collaborative group convenes quarterly to focus on policy reform and related advocacy efforts in the areas of child welfare and foster care, and to explore opportunities for private support for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services related projects.

 

Quarterly Dates

Thursday, February 4 | 9:00am - 10:30am   Learn more >>>

Thursday, May 27 | 9:00am - 10:30am       Learn more >>>

Thursday, November 4 | 9:00am - 10:30am    Learn more >>>

 

Presented in partnership with:


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Investments in COVID-19 Recovery and Public Health

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

Public health infrastructure underpins many important priorities — such as keeping the economy open and children in classrooms. California’s COVID-19 response confirmed that our health systems were ill-prepared for such a crisis, and public health officials know another crisis is not a matter of if, but when. Congress responded quickly to fund the initial pandemic response; however, long-term sustained funding is needed to create the public health infrastructure needed to protect against a number of growing threats.

Join us for a discussion of the current state of California’s public health infrastructure and the role impact investing can play to support and protect the long-term health of our communities. What are strategies to close financing gaps and direct additional dollars into investment opportunities in healthcare, prioritizing people who experience disproportionate access to healthcare (Black, Indigenous and people of color, older adults, people living with disabilities, and LGBTQ community members)? If you’re interested in helping to pave the way for a recovery that is inclusive and sustainable, this session is for you.

 

About This Series

This session is the second in a four-part Philanthropy California learning series for institutional and individual impact investors across California, sponsored by and partnering with RBC Global Asset Management. Additionally, the Philanthropy California Investment Collaborative is a statewide, place-based impact investing initiative that aims to bring together foundations, public funds, individual investors, and, eventually, corporations to align their existing investment portfolios with grants and loans that support affordable housing, healthcare, small business, and environmental justice in targeted communities.

 

Speakers

Pablo Bravo, System Vice President, Community Health, CommonSpirit Health

Pablo Bravo is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the community health department at CommonSpirit Health. He has been with the organization for 16 years and has grown the community investment program from $35 million to $140 million and expanded the grants program to include a new social innovation partnership grants program. Pablo serves on Boards including Dignity Health Medical Foundation, Tehama ACH Investment Program, and Healthcare Anchor Network, to name a few. Prior to Dignity Health, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Baker Places, Inc., a large non-profit, community-based organization.

Cara V. James, PhD, President and CEO, Grantmakers In Health

Prior to joining Grantmakers In Health (GIH), Cara James served as Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where she provided leadership, vision, and direction to advance the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CMS goals related to reducing disparities and achieving health equity for vulnerable populations. Before joining CMS, Dr. James served as Director of the Disparities Policy Project and Director of the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Dr. James is a past member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Health and Medicine Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity.

Liz Rockett, Managing Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Prior to KP Ventures, Liz Rockett ran health impact investing for Imprint Capital where she developed innovative capital strategies to improve health and strengthen the care system in the US for clients including Acumen America, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Packard Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Liz has a longstanding love of all things career development, talent strategy, and team culture. She serves on the boards of Big Health, Everytable, OssoVR, and KitCheck, as a board observer to Groups Recover Together, DexCare, and Omada Health, and as a member of the investment committee for Rock Health.

Presented in partnership with:


Thank you to RBC Global Asset Management for sponsoring and partnering on this impact investing series.


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and Catalyst members and eligible non-members: family offices, private investors, foundations, institutional investors who are interested in learning about investments into enterprises and funds that generate financial returns alongside positive social and environmental impact.

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & Catalyst members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Incarcerated Firefighters: At the Intersection of Abolition, Workforce Development, and Wildfire Resilience

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

As California wildfires devastate communities throughout the state, significant financial, material and human resources are deployed to support recovery and reduce their threats on communities. Despite the well-publicized socioeconomic and health impacts of wildfires and philanthropic support, little attention is paid to the experience and needs of incarcerated firefighters. Incarcerated firefighters risk their lives to protect Californians while simultaneously experiencing the racism and oppression of imprisonment and criminalization. At the height of last year’s historic wildfire season, many trained, incarcerated firefighters were sidelined from the state’s firefighting efforts due to closures of prison firefighting camps as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks. Furthermore, many incarcerated firefighters are paid minimally for working in dangerous conditions and are unable to use their skills to obtain municipal firefighting careers upon their release due to their criminal records.

 

Join us to

Hear from formerly incarcerated firefighters and impacted community members who are working at the intersections of racial equity, prison industrial complex abolition, workforce development, and wildfire resilience. Speakers will discuss important topics, including:

The use of prison labor to address the state’s workforce shortage to combat wildfires and the barriers to sustainable workforce development post-release

  • The experience of firefighting while in prison and the role and current status of prison fire camps.
  • The need to remove barriers to employment and support for incarcerated people to re-enter communities.
  • Philanthropy’s role in advocating to end involuntary servitude as punishment and support organizations at the frontline in addressing these intersectional challenges.

 

Moderator

Romarilyn Ralston, Program Director, Project Rebound, California State University - Fullerton 

Romarilyn Ralston is the Program Director of Project Rebound at Cal State Fullerton and the Co-Chair of the CSU Project Rebound Consortium Policy and Advocacy Committee. A black feminist prison abolitionist scholar working to interrupt criminalization at the intersections of race, gender, and education, Ralston earned a Bachelor’s degree in Gender & Feminist Studies from Pitzer College and a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the recipient of Pitzer College’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award, California State Senator Ling Ling Chang’s 2020 Woman of Distinction Social Justice Champion Award, and the 2018 Civil Rights and Advocacy Award from the Orange County Chapter of the National Council of 100 Black Women. Ralston was a 2018 Fellow of the Women's Policy Institute, whereas a member of the criminal justice reform team she helped to pass several pieces of legislation into law. Ralston has also held fellowships with Just Leadership USA, CORO Public Affairs, and the Napier Initiative for Justice and Peace.

 

Speakers

George Galvis, Executive Director, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)

George Galvis has promoted restorative justice and healing to transform lives. He draws from personal experience and his indigenous roots to help young people, particularly those involved in the criminal justice system, become community leaders for positive change. Galvis advocates for at-risk youth, prisoners, and formerly imprisoned individuals with children. As a board member of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Galvis helped create All of Us or None, which fights for the rights of formerly and currently incarcerated people and families. He has led statewide advocacy efforts to transform punitive school and juvenile justice policies that disparately impact youth of color and has developed traditional rites of passage programs as healthy alternatives to gang violence. He also serves as the co-Director of the California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice (CAYCJ), a broad coalition working collectively to end youth incarceration, youth treatment as adults, and build community capacity for alternatives to incarceration that empower young people in California.

 

Amika Mota, Policy Director, Young Women’s Freedom Center

Amika began organizing for Reproductive Justice and young mothers’ rights over twenty years ago, as a teen mama and midwife. Her passion for criminal justice reform is rooted in her own experience. She began advocating for women in prison during her seven-year incarceration in the California Department of Corrections, where she served time at both CIW and CCWF. During her time inside, she was a jailhouse lawyer, paralegal, firefighter, and mentor to many young folks in the yard. The sisterhood and resilience of the women on the inside are what motivate her to revolutionize the criminal justice system, transform what true rehabilitation and reentry look like, and promote a culture of healing and restorative justice to those most impacted by the system. She is committed to lifting up the voices, visibility, and leadership of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.

Brandon Smith, Executive Director, Forestry & Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP)

Brandon Smith is the Executive Director of The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP), a nonprofit organization helping those in California’s Fire Camps obtain gainful employment once released. After being incarcerated in California’s Fire Camps and responding to all hazardous risks, Brandon found a way to transition into a professional wildland firefighter career post-release. Since then he has been an advocate for criminal justice and environmental reform. Brandon worked six years (both in and out of fire camp) as a wildland firefighter and forestry technician. He attended the University of California- Berkeley and the Victor Valley Colleges Wildland Academy. He has been advocating for and supporting the fire camp population since 2014.

Presented in partnership with:


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and Catalyst members

Registration
SCG members: Register online here
NCG & Catalyst members: here
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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