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Reducing Poverty, Centering Equity: Piloting Guaranteed Income in California

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Please join the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment, Southern California Grantmakers, and an exciting panel of experts to talk about the lessons of UBI pilots, the impact UBI is having on families with young children, and potential opportunities to launch UBI efforts in LA County.

    

Moderator

Alex Johnson

Program Director, The California Wellness Foundation

Alex M. Johnson is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation, where he currently manages grantmaking related to the Community Wellbeing portfolio. His responsibilities include strategy development, reviewing letters of interest, requesting and evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations and monitoring active grants.

Prior to joining Cal Wellness in June 2018, Johnson was managing director for Californians for Safety and Justice in Los Angeles. While at CSJ, Johnson led efforts calling for an end to over-incarceration and a renewed focus on safety priorities rooted in prevention and health. Prior to his role at CSJ, he was executive director of Children’s Defense Fund-California, where he led statewide advocacy, policy, program and organizing efforts to ensure access to quality affordable health coverage and care for children and low-income families, reform the juvenile justice system, promote educational equity, end child poverty, and improve outcomes for children of color. Alex also worked for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas where he helped lead policy and programmatic efforts focused on education and public safety; and New York City Department of Education where he managed complex civil litigation and special disciplinary proceedings as part of a quality initiative to improve academic outcomes for K-12 students of color. He began his career as an assistant district attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office where he advocated for victims of domestic violence.

Alex serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Board of Education, Southern California Grantmakers, California Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land, and the Wiley Center for Speech and Language Development. He previously served on the California Complete Count Committee and the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board. His writings have appeared in the Sacramento Bee, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Los Angeles Daily News, San Jose Mercury News, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, and the California Health Report.

Alex earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, and his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law.

 

Speakers

Mayor Aja Brown 

City of Compton, CA

Mayor Aja Brown made history at 31 as the youngest mayor ever elected in the City of Compton. A national trailblazer, Mayor Brown’s ‘New Vision for Compton’ is a revitalization strategy centered on 12-key principles that focus on family values, quality of life, economic development and infrastructural growth. She was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second four-year term in June of 2017.

Mayor Brown is focused on improving outcomes through policy reform, innovation and strategic partnerships. She proudly serves the Citizens of Compton by developing and implementing public policies that facilitate guided growth through the protection of community assets.

Since taking office, Mayor Brown has launched several community initiatives and policy changes aimed at reducing crime by tackling tough issues such as gang intervention, and domestic human trafficking head on. The Mayor’s efforts to fortify the City have been instrumental in eliminating hourly motel rentals and condemning businesses that incubate human trafficking, and other illicit activity. In June 2014, Mayor Brown started Compton Empowered, a community based gang reduction and intervention initiative focused on empowering ex-gang members to take back their neighborhoods through peace treaties, unity activities and employment opportunities. The efforts of Mayor Brown and participating community members have resulted in a nearly 50% decrease in homicides from 2014 to 2015 and continues to be the leading agency of community driven safety reform throughout the City.

Mayor Brown has been successful in reducing the unemployment rate by 50 percent in Compton from 18 percent in July of 2013, to 9 percent in the month of December 2015, while successfully attracting new companies and employment to the City. The Mayor has executed policy that improves access to Compton City employment through the First Source Hiring Agreement, adopted in October 2013, which mandates 35 percent local hiring for city assisted and funded projects that often times yield neighborhood improvement.

Mayor Brown is the recipient of the esteemed 2016 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, she has received the Brave Ones Leadership Award by Leadercast in 2015 and was awarded the prestigious University of Southern California 2014 Young Alumni Merit Award. Mayor Brown served on the California State Delta Stewardship Council from late 2014 to 2016, a governing body created by legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. Mayor Brown has also led young women and girls empowerment efforts with her esteemed partnership with Girls Fly!, a global initiative geared at exposing young women and girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Mayor Brown has received a lauded number of honors, including the National Action Network Martin Luther King Award, for her youth, women’s rights and socio-economic equality work in advocacy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Urban Planning and Development, along with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning with a concentration in Economic Development from the University of Southern California. She is married to her best friend of 14 years, Van Brown.

Mayor Eric Garcetti 

Los Angeles, CA

The city’s 42nd mayor is deeply committed to creating a sustainable future for Los Angeles. In 2015 Mayor Garcetti introduced his Sustainable City pLAn aiming to guide L.A. toward an environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable future for a city expected to grow by 500,000 residents over the next 20 years. The pLAn has ambitious short and long term targets in 14 categories related to the environment, economy, and equity — including water conservation, clean energy, waste, green jobs, transportation, and livability.

Mayor Garcetti also co-founded the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA) in 2014, it now has 75 members representing 41 million urban Americans. He also serves as Vice Chair of the international C40 Network, which connects 80 of the world’s megacities —representing 600 million urban dwellers and a quarter of the global economy — in sustainability efforts.

Prior to becoming the mayor, Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the council member representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village –all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti’s leadership.

Garcetti was raised in the San Fernando Valley and earned his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics, and taught at Occidental College and USC. A fourth generation Angeleno, he and his wife, Amy Elaine Wakeland, have a young daughter. He is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy reserve and is an avid jazz pianist and photographer.

Dr. Zea Malawa

Physician Director of Expecting Justice

Zea Malawa is a pediatrician and public health professional committed to improving health outcomes for children of color. Upon completing her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, she earned a medical doctorate from UCLA and a master’s degree in public health from UC Berkeley. Because Dr. Malawa recognizes that medical care will not close racial disparities, she has become adept at integrating political advocacy and anti-racism strategies into her practice. Currently, Dr. Malawa sees patients at Mission Neighborhood Health Center and she works for the San Francisco Department of Public Health leading a citywide collaborative to address maternal outcome disparities.

 

Michael Tubbs

Former Mayor, Stockton, CA

On November 8, 2016, Michael Tubbs was elected to serve as the mayor of the City of Stockton, California. Upon taking office in January 2017, elected at the age of 26, Michael Tubbs became both the nation’s youngest mayor, for a city of over 100,000 people and Stockton’s first African-American mayor.

Recognized as one of Politico’s Top 50Fortune’s Top “40 under 40,” and Forbes’ list of the “30 Under 30,” Tubbs’ leadership paired with an ambitious progressive agenda has received national recognition. Since taking office, Mayor Michael Tubbs secured a $20 million private donation to launch “Stockton Scholars,” which will provide up to $4,000 to help students pay for college or trade school for a decade.  Mayor Tubbs also worked to bring “Advance Peace” to Stockton, a program that works to reduce gun violence in communities by identifying and engaging the less than one percent of Stockton’s population known to commit gun crimes. Mayor Tubbs also launched the nation’s first-ever municipal level basic income pilot, known as the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration or SEED. 

Before becoming mayor, Michael Tubbs served as Stockton’s District 6 City Councilmember. Elected at age 22 in 2013, he became one of the youngest City Councilmembers in the country. As a councilmember, Tubbs created the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, championed the creation of the City’s Office of Violence Prevention and was part of the council that led the city out of bankruptcy as Chair of the Audit and Legislative Committee. Mayor Tubbs graduated in 2012 from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with honors. Mayor Tubbs is focused on poverty reduction, public safety, workforce development, community engagement, and organizing and collective impact strategies. Tubbs has been a college course instructor for Aspire Public Schools and a Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Design and the Emerson Collective.

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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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California's Master Plan for Early Learning and Care

Monday, January 25, 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm

Since coming to office, Governor Gavin Newsom has made bold investments in California's children- from $1.8 billion in early childhood to a comprehensive paid family leave policy. Last year, Governor Newsom's budget allocated $5 million to develop a California Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, aiming to provide a roadmap for improving its early childhood education and care system. The deep disparities exposed by COVID-19 and the surge of the movement for racial justice in 2020 have altered California's early childhood landscape in critical ways, underscoring the importance of addressing equity and inclusion in the Master Plan report.

Over the past year, under the Early Childhood Action Research Team's guidance and with the Early Childhood Policy Council's input, state leaders have been working hard to develop this blueprint unveiled on December 1, 2020.

As part of the launch of the Master Plan, the state is excited to share the report's findings with the public and early childhood stakeholders throughout the state while also lifting various public-private partnerships that will support the vision of the new plan in 2021 and beyond.

Join us for a webinar on California's Master Plan for Early Learning and Care to:

  • Understand the key components of the Master Plan and the recommended steps necessary to establish universal preschool, better support the early childhood workforce and low income-providers, and improve overall equity and access to quality learning and care, among other areas
  • Engage in discussion with funders and early childhood stakeholders to learn how philanthropy can educate, advocate, and partner with government to ensure the most effective and equitable implementation of the Master Plan
  • Engage with various leaders from the Master Plan team from the Governor's Office, Department of Health and Human Services, and Early Childhood Action Research Team
  • Learn about the various public-private partnerships opportunities that were included within the plan as well as those announced alongside it to catalyze future collaboration

 

Speakers

  • Lupita Alcala, Director of Education Policy & Outcomes, WestEd
  • Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53), Founder and Chair, San Diego for Every Child
  • Erin Hogeboom, Director, San Diego for Every Child
  • Kim Johnson, Director, California Department of Social Services
  • September Jarrett, Program Officer, Education Program, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Jannelle Kubinec, Chief Administrative Officer, WestEd
  • Meera Mani, Director, Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) Program, Packard Foundation
  • Giannina Pérez, Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Kris Perry, Deputy Secretary for Early Childhood Development, California Health and Human Services Agency\
  • Kim Pattillo Brownson, Director of Strategy and Policy, Los Angeles, Ballmer Group
  • Megan Thomas, Interim President, Catalyst

 

Moderator

  • Kathleen Kelly Janus, Senior Advisor on Social Innovation, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

 

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and Catalyst members

Registration
SCG members: Register online.
NCG & Catalyst members: Please contact [email protected] 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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LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

Welcoming a child into the world is one of the most joyous and universal human experiences. But too often, depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum take a heavy toll on expecting and new mothers. The harm can impact infants and toddlers, as well, ranging from poor nutrition and higher preterm births to low birth weight and challenges with bonding and attachment.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis and systemic racism exacerbate these problems. Incidents are highest among Black women and three-quarters of mothers with perinatal depression or anxiety never receive treatment - either because they don’t seek help or their doctors don’t recognize their symptoms. 

On Thursday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m., join a panel of leading experts to learn more about the pervasive nature of perinatal and postpartum depression, the impacts on mothers and newborn babies, ways to prevent and treat maternal mental health issues, and how philanthropy can help overcome the systemic barriers to better care. 

 

Speakers

Kelly O'Connor Kay

Executive Director, Maternal Mental Health NOW

Sayida Peprah, PsyD

Founder, Executive Director, Director of Diversity & Training Diversity Uplifts

Stephanie Teleki, PhD, MPH

Director, Learning and Impact, California Health Care Foundation

 

Moderator

Sonya Young Aadam

Chief Executive Officer, CA Black Women’s Health Project


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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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LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment Meeting - October

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

During the 2018 California Gubernatorial election, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) successfully led the “Choose Children 2018” initiative to spotlight early childhood issues and provide opportunities for gubernatorial candidates to share their vision for California’s children. The effort included sponsoring a candidate forum where each candidate could articulate her/his vision for championing early care and education.

Building off of this successful model, the LA Partnership in close collaboration with UNITE-LA has launched “Choose Children LA” lifting up important, local early childhood issues for those candidates running for office in LA County. 

Please join us on Wednesday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as we host a forum with the candidates from two important open races in LA County: Board of Supervisors District 2 and Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Seat 7. These two bodies collectively make policy and budgeting decisions that affect hundreds of thousands of LA County families with young children, including home visiting programs, early education and child care programs, healthcare and developmental screenings.

Each of the candidates, in succession, will have the opportunity to share her/his vision for how to best support LA County’s most vulnerable children, birth to age 5, and their families.  

 

Speakers

Holly Mitchell, Candidate for LA County, Board of Supervisors District 2
Herb Wesson, Candidate for LA County, Board of Supervisors District 2

Patricia Castellanos, Candidate for LAUSD, Board of Education Seat 7
Tanya Ortiz Franklin, Candidate for LAUSD, Board of Education Seat 7  

 

Moderators

Kim Patillo Brownson, Director of Strategy & Policy, The Ballmer Group

David Rattray, President & CEO, UNITE-LA

Vickie Ramos Harris, Director of Educational Equity, Advancement Project California

 

2020 Past Program: 

  • Wednesday, January 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm | Learn More
  • Wednesday, April 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Learn More
  • Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Learn More
  • Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Learn More

 

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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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LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment Meeting: Tackling Early Childhood Trauma in LA County

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce: Bank of America Room

2019 has seen significant advances in addressing early childhood trauma. Governor Newsom appointed Dr.

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Ventura County Funders Forum - Pay for Success

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: 
VCCF Nonprofit Center

Pay for Success (PFS) is an innovative contracting model that drives government resources toward high-performing social programs where funders provide capital to address a critical social issue, nonprofits deliver the services, evaluators rigorous

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LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment Meeting, April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019
10:45am - 2:00pm
Where: 
Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach Clara Barton Elementary School

The next meeting of the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Development will be held on Monday, April 29th from 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach.

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Neighborhood Data for Social Change 2.0

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
11:00am - 12:15pm
Where: 
Center for Healthy Communities

You are invited to join USC’s Sol Price Center for Innovation and Southern California Grantmakers for a unique hands-on training featuring the updated Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform.

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