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View From the North: Northern California Counties Attempt to Raise Revenue for Childcare

Publication date: 
04/11/2018

During the June 2018 election, residents in a few Northern California counties will consider ballot measures that intend to create childcare program subsidies for low- and middle-income families. Advocates of the ballot measures hope that these subsidies can alleviate families of the high cost of childcare, help parents get back to work after the birth of a child, and better prepare children for preschool.

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Attorney General Becerra Issues Guidance to K-12 Schools on Privacy and Equal Rights of All Students

Publication date: 
03/30/2018

Guide outlines options available to administrators when responding to requests for personal information on undocumented students by law enforcement

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March Public Policy Round Up

Publication date: 
03/15/2018

Good morning from Washington, DC! Our Public Policy Roundup is coming from Capitol Hill, where as Philanthropy California, an alliance of Northern California, Southern California and San Diego Grantmakers, we spent two days meeting with more than thirty members of Congress on a variety of issues. We urged Congressional members to reject efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which has long preserved the nonpartisan role of foundations and nonprofits in civil society. We also educated lawmakers on the importance of the 2020 Census and of fully funding Census preparation efforts for a full, fair and accurate count. We will have more updates on our Hill visits when we return from Washington.

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Presentation: Social Determinants of Health

Publication date: 
03/06/2018

Attached are materials from Los Angeles County's Equity Listening Session including the five dimensions of social determinants of health and several policy focus areas for the County.

Five dimensions of social determinants of health include:

  • Economic Stability
  • Education
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment
  • Social and Community Context
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February Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
02/15/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup highlights three bills moving through the State Legislature: one that seeks to address the effects of capping the state and local tax deduction for federal taxes; one dealing with homelessness; and one expanding pay-for-success in an effort to reduce recidivism. As uncertainty looms over the future of immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the federal level, we summarize the California Budget and Policy Center’s analysis of the economic impact tied to DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers. We also take a look a recent report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office recommending to modify food and income benefits for some of California’s more vulnerable, and we examine the California Poverty Measure, which correlates the high costs of housing with higher poverty levels.

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From Global Goals to Local Impact: How Philanthropy Can Help Achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in the U.S.

Publication date: 
02/08/2018

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a historic global consensus about the shared responsibility that all nations have in achieving global development. The SDGs have the potential to be revolutionary for people around the world and the planet.

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Landscape Analysis of Recruitment of Resource Families for Children Ages 0-5 in Los Angeles County

Publication date: 
02/07/2018

As has been documented by the County, external stakeholders and others, there is a crisis in the foster care system in Los Angeles County. There are simply not enough suitable placements - generally called foster homes - for children who are temporarily removed from their birth-parents for their safety. 

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Analysis on California Senate Bill 5 (De Leon) / Proposition 68

Publication date: 
02/06/2018

On June 5, 2018, California voters will decide on Proposition 68, a $4 billion bond measure focused on providing adequate and clean water, parks and recreation improvements, capital investments for flooding control and addressing climate change. Senate Bill 5 (De León) placed this bond measure on the ballot. The bond measure aims to promote equitable access to clean water and parks and recreation for underserved low-income communities.

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