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Next Steps and Implementation: An Update on the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness 2018 Report

Friday, October 30, 2020
10:00am - 11:15am PDT

Join the Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH) – Los Angeles network and Southern California Grantmakers for an informative presentation led by Jacqueline Waggoner, VP and Southern California Market Leader – Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.; Dr. Va Lecia Adams- Kellum, Executive Director – St. Joseph’s Center; Reba Stevens – (TITLE).

Nearly two years ago, the groundbreaking Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness Report was released with more than 65 recommendations for the County. Waggoner, Adams-Kellum, and Stevens will share what work has taken place, the latest in next steps towards implementation, and how philanthropy may get involved to continue to advance equity and eliminate racial disparities impacting Black people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County.

About Funders Together to End Homelessness: FTEH is a diverse network of over 230 philanthropic organizations dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness. Because homelessness has no single cause or solution, members are engaged in many grantmaking activities, ranging from homelessness to related areas like housing, health care, education, workforce development, child welfare, domestic violence, and food security. The Los Angeles Chapter has planned an event.

 

Speakers

Jacqueline Waggoner

Vice President and Southern California Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Jacqueline Waggoner is vice president and Southern California market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. She oversees Enterprise’s affordable housing, community development, investment and strategic programs serving the state’s Central Coast to San Diego, with particular focus to the Los Angeles region. Jacqueline started with Enterprise in 2005. During her tenure, she has deployed capital, intellectual resources and capacity building tools to achieve Enterprise’s strategic and production goals, leading to more than $1.3 billion in Enterprise investments locally. With her experience in commercial real estate lending spanning more than 24 years, she has worked with the city of Los Angeles, banks and nonprofit developer partners to create local funds for affordable housing, advocate for low-income families and advance Enterprise’s vision of providing affordable homes in vibrant communities.
 
Jacqueline serves vice chair on the 10-member Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission, the agency’s governing board, and was appointed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She serves as chair of LAHSA's Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness, which produced a ground-breaking report with 67 recommendations to advance equity and eliminate disparities. Jacqueline is a board member for the Los Angeles Business Council, the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, Restore Neighborhoods LA, Inc., and the board of governors for the California Housing Consortium. Jacqueline additionally serves on the steering committees for LA Thrives, a collaborative advancing equitable transit-oriented development, LA Funders' Collaborative, a network promoting healthy, equitable and sustainable communities, and the Committee for a Greater LA, a diverse group of civic and community leaders focused on a just pandemic recovery plan.

Reba Stevens

Advocate and Person with Lived Experience

A Los Angeles native, Jacqueline has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA.

Reba Stevens is dedicated to using her real-life experience to advocate for community members who are experiencing homelessness, criminal justice involved, impacted by substance abuse as well as for residents who need or utilize mental health services in Los Angeles County.

She is powerfully committed to ensuring systems are responsive and accessible to those who need them the most.

Prior to being diagnosed with mental illness and beginning her personal road to recovery, Ms. Stevens lived on and off the streets of Los Angeles for 21 years. She recalls the many fears and trauma associated with being homeless; overwhelming, depression, stress, anxiety, feelings of shame, remorse and incomprehensible demoralization. Her understanding of the homeless, health/mental health systems in L.A. County, together with her experience and deep knowledge and empathy for those who are experiencing homelessness, deeply inform her unwavering conviction that solutions must be based on an individual’s needs and experiences. Ms. Stevens pursues these solutions relentlessly.

Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum

President & CEO, St. Joseph Center

Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum joined St. Joseph Center in 2008. During her tenure, St. Joseph Center has tripled its staff, expanded its range of services, and broadened its geographic reach to encompass all of LA County, with major service centers on the Westside, in South Los Angeles, and in Downtown LA.

Under Dr. Adams Kellum’s leadership, St. Joseph Center consistently applies best practices to serve new populations and new areas through significant collaboration with governmental, nonprofit, and private sector partners. The Center is a trailblazer in deploying integrated, multidisciplinary teams to help the most vulnerable homeless individuals obtain and maintain stable housing. Since the inception of LA County’s Coordinated Entry System, St. Joseph Center has served as the lead agency for both Individuals and Families on LA’s Westside.

Dr. Adams Kellum serves on the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s No Place Like Home Program Advisory Committee, a role she was appointed to by Governor Jerry Brown and is continuing in under Governor Gavin Newsom. She served as an appointed member on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness, and is the former Chair of the Westside Coalition and represented the Westside on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Coordinating Council for many years. She currently serves on the board of directors for Tarzana Treatment Center, located in the San Fernando Valley, Abode Communities, based in Downtown LA, and Housing California, based in Sacramento.

 

Moderator

Kameron Green

Director, Professional Learning and Communities

As Director, Professional Learning and Communities, Kameron plays a significant leadership role in developing and implementing SCG’s Professional Learning strategy and programs for members. This includes managing the day-to-day operations of SCG’s Professional Development portfolio, Family Philanthropy offerings, and relationships with peer and affinity groups. Kameron is also responsible for ensuring high quality professional learning experiences are made available to enable SCG members to continually increase their knowledge, skills, competencies, career development and networks.

Kameron is a member of The Prytanean Women's Honor Society, the Alliance for Women in Media, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP), a leading non-profit organization committed to advancing systemic change to benefit low-income communities through collaborations. Kameron graduated from The University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media Communications.

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

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