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Showing Up for California Communities in 2022

Credit: Shutterstock’> Credit: Shutterstock It’s hard to believe that 2021 is almost over. The past few years have been tumultuous indeed. COVID-19 exposed the fragility…

December 17, 2021

Creating a Diverse Board Isn’t Easy, But It’s Well Worth the Effort

  This op-ed originally appeared at philanthropy.com on 11/2/2021 During meetings with my fellow board members at the California Wellness Foundation, I often find…

November 3, 2021

How to Help Bridge Our Wealth and Income Gap

  I remember when I first realized the gulf that separates humankind based on income and wealth. I was sitting in the backseat of my…

September 21, 2021

“Does it Always Have to be About Race?”: The Centrality of Race in America

I’m heartened that at Cal Wellness we’re taking steps to help move the needle towards greater racial justice.

August 27, 2021

Watts Leadership Institute Is Serving Leaders of Color in South Los Angeles

“Watts leaders don’t stop. They don’t see no as an option. If there’s a need, they will respond to it.” Jorja Leap and Karrah Lompa,…

July 22, 2021

Addressing a Legacy of Racial Injustice

Economic Security and Dignity portfolio. (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)’> Union soldiers stand guard at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., in 1863. Recently the…

July 7, 2021

Black Equity Collective Is Transforming the Relationship Between Philanthropy and the Black Community

Five organizational leaders come together at a community-building retreat for executive leaders funded as part of the Black Equity Initiative. “Our issue is the sustainability…

June 18, 2021

Charles R. Drew University Is Training the Next Generation of Physicians of Color

Charles R. Drew University is challenging entrenched inequities in health care by recruiting, educating and empowering underrepresented minority students to pursue careers in…

June 18, 2021

How Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research Enhances Student Knowledge with Summer Youth Institute

The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy & Research’s Summer Youth Institute educated students on ways to reduce gun violence. (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins.)…

June 9, 2021

How to Leverage Federal Dollars to Advance Equity Through Community Councils

  Soon, communities across California will receive an unprecedented infusion of federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. While these funds can certainly help…

June 1, 2021
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