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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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The following op-ed by Surina Khan, CEO of the Women's Foundation of California, was published August 10, 2016 in the San Francisco Chronicle:Donald Trump’s proposal to allow parents to deduct the average cost of child care doesn’t help those who need it most: unemployed, low-income and even middle... Read more
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Dear Colleagues,This month has brought us yet more national and international crises, which have left all of us at SCG saddened and appalled on so many levels. I am, however, uplifted by our funder community's mutual commitment to making the world a better place for all. Please check the resources... Read more
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On June 26, 2015, history was made when the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. This victory for social justice would not have been achieved without the efforts of tenacious leaders and litigators, diverse LGBT organizations, straight allies, elected officials,... Read more
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Press Release: Designation provides priority access to federal funding to address the area's 46% poverty rate.Los Angeles, CA - June 6, 2016This morning at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti announced... Read more
Dear Colleagues,April has been a particularly active month for SCG and our funder community! From new partnerships at the city, county, and state levels, to fruitful meetings with national leaders in Washington, DC, SCG members have been leading the way on a wide variety of crucial issues. Keep... Read more
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Public-private partnerships are the philanthropy of the future, and there’s a big one starting up in Los Angeles right now. Los Angeles County and 13 local foundations have recently banded together around improving the well-being of vulnerable children. And to solidify this collaboration, the... Read more
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