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When Antonia Hernández attended Garfield High School in the ’60s, a teacher told her she “wasn’t college material.” It was just one of many expectations that Hernández would flout in her career. After earning her B.A. and law degree at UCLA, she worked as an attorney for the Los Angeles Center for... Read more
Dear Colleagues, The past month has brought profound changes to our national political landscape. After a long and divisive election season, we are facing more unknowns than ever before. But as I shared in my post-election message earlier this month, I continue to be greatly encouraged by the... Read more
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                                                                                                   California’s three regional philanthropy associations are deepening our partnership as a force for positive impact, and the timing couldn’t be better. Clearly, changes are underway nationally which... Read more
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In September 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual report on poverty and income in the United States. The update is packed with good news. For one, America’s poverty rate fell from 14.8 percent in 2014 to 13.5 percent in 2015 — the largest one-year drop in our nation’s poverty rate since... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, As I look back on the past month, I find myself returning time and again to the idea of leadership and the many different forms it can take through philanthropy. Whether funders provide essential safety net services, equip and encourage our next generation of changemakers, or have... Read more
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $2,477,500 through 27 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region. This quarter's portfolio of grants includes funding for... Read more
Frustrated. Mad. Those were just two of the ways I felt as I toured the recently opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.  It was a homecoming of sorts for me. I live in California, but I was born and raised 10 miles from the museum, in... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, On the heels of our biggest event of the year, our 2016 Annual Conference, SCG's membership and staff are more energized and inspired to create positive change than ever! The conference was the biggest event in our 43-year history, and it sent a powerful message about the bold path... Read more
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Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) honored community leader Antonia Hernández as an “Outstanding American by Choice” at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Hernández, a former civil rights attorney for many years, has... Read more
Dear Colleagues, As summer draws to a close, SCG's membership and staff have been participating in a number of exciting conversations and events—both here in Southern California and well beyond. I also wanted to share with you how honored I am to be receiving the Southern California Leader of the... Read more
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