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FreshWorks Funded Northgate Gonzalez Marketplace Brings Healthy Foods to South Los Angeles
Apr 15, 2014 | Blog

FreshWorks Funded Northgate Gonzalez Marketplace Brings Healthy Foods to South Los Angeles

Community and civic leaders gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of a new Northgate Gonzalez Market location in South Los Angeles, and to honor the memory of Juanita Tate, a passionate advocate for community development and higher quality of ...
Healing and Resilience: Crime Survivors Speak
Apr 14, 2014 | Blog

Healing and Resilience: Crime Survivors Speak

It takes a special kind of courage to face down the worst experience of your life and turn it into something positive.  I recently had the privilege of spending a day with an extraordinary group of resilient people who have done just that. On April 7, ...
Apr 14, 2014 | Blog

Public Art Serving Up Health

Artist rendering of mural Art serves many purposes in addition to bringing beauty into our lives; it can also educate us about history, tell a story, and promote messages that provide positive benefits to society. The latter is happening at 1414 K ...
Participatory Budgeting Brings Equity and Fairness into School District Funding
Apr 14, 2014 | Blog

Participatory Budgeting Brings Equity and Fairness into School District Funding

A major shift in education funding in CA has created a historic opportunity to bring equity and accountability to districts. Through a new statewide tax passed by voters in 2012, millions of new education dollars are now flowing to California’s K-12 ...
Schools Must Lead the Way in Overcoming Trauma
Apr 08, 2014 | Blog

Schools Must Lead the Way in Overcoming Trauma

The topic of conversation at the LA Central Public Library last Friday wasn’t the fictional worlds we visit when we read books. Instead, it was the all too familiar world California students are experiencing every day and every night in their homes ...
Fresno Board of Supes Threaten to End Program That Provides Healthcare for Uninsured
Apr 07, 2014 | Blog

Fresno Board of Supes Threaten to End Program That Provides Healthcare for Uninsured

There’s a crisis brewing in Fresno. The Fresno County Board of Supervisors is trying to do away with the County’s Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) which provides access to healthcare services for those who are uninsured. Under the new health ...
Apr 07, 2014 | Blog

California Leads the Nation on Obamacare Enrollment!

Enrollers signing up Californians for health coverage We reached a historic milestone Monday. With the open enrollment period now over for Covered California, our state has processed Medi-Cal applications for upwards of 2.7 million Californians, and ...
You Still Have Time to Enroll by April 15/Tienes Hasta el15 de abril Para Inscribirte
Apr 02, 2014 | Blog

You Still Have Time to Enroll by April 15/Tienes Hasta el15 de abril Para Inscribirte

It still isn’t too late to get health insurance! Covered California will accept applications until April 15, 2014. If you started an account through Covered California, you have until April 15 to finish the application.
Commuting to the fields: Breaking the bank
Apr 01, 2014 | Blog

Commuting to the fields: Breaking the bank

The Central Valley is known for its green fields of lettuce and other vegetables, but the workers who pick those crops are being driven into the red by the high cost of commuting in very old cars. In this white paper, we looked at the long commutes ...
‘The Voyage,’ a short film about immigration
Mar 24, 2014 | Blog

‘The Voyage,’ a short film about immigration

The Voyage is a short film about the immigration experience, produced by a group of Latino and Asian youth from East Oakland, California. The project was led by aspiring filmmaker Gabriela Huerta, age 18, with Luis Montoya and Xinh Bui of Simphony ...
Restorative justice and the community
Mar 24, 2014 | Blog

Restorative justice and the community

This short documentary film was produced by DetermiNation Media Group, a young Black men's group funded by The California Endowment that is creating media for the Boys & Men of Color Campaign. The film was directed, filmed and edited by Kayvaun ...
Who is "My Brother's Keeper?"
Mar 24, 2014 | Blog

Who is "My Brother's Keeper?"

Obama’s speech about My Brother’s Keeper, a federal initiative to address the biggest setbacks for boys and young men of color, resonated with youth of color.  “There are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our ...
Spring Into Action for Better, Healthier Schools
Mar 20, 2014 | Blog

Spring Into Action for Better, Healthier Schools

Today may be the first day of spring, but school districts are already looking towards summer – July 1 to be exact. Across California, schools districts are deeply engaged in preparing strategies and budgets for student success as required by a new ...
[Huffington Post] The right kind of everyday courage
Mar 17, 2014 | Blog

[Huffington Post] The right kind of everyday courage

In a previous life, I was a practicing pediatrician.  One of my greatest joys was seeing the built-in resilience in kids.  Their joy, their toughness, and their very presence were the highlights of my job.  The heartbreak of my job was seeing ...
The Real Way to Honor MLK
Mar 17, 2014 | Blog

The Real Way to Honor MLK

Last week, Anna Deavere Smith read, among many monologues, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Letter From Birmingham Jail at Grace Cathedral, which sits atop of the highest hill in San Francisco. A beautiful space for a breathtaking performance.  The ...
[Fresno Bee] Widening Paths for Youth Success
Mar 14, 2014 | Blog

[Fresno Bee] Widening Paths for Youth Success

This Op-Ed originally appeared in the March 13, 2014 edition of the Fresno Bee and was authored by Alex Gutierrez, Cesar Rodriguez and Nathaniel Brown. Each of the aforementioned young men are members of the Fresno Sons & Brothers movement which is ...
Viva Obamacare!
Mar 12, 2014 | Blog

Viva Obamacare!

News media companies often fight each other to get first access to news; but, late last week Spanish-language media giants put competition aside to do the right thing -- impart much needed information on healthcare enrollment to Latinos. For the first ...
Mar 10, 2014 | Blog

Request a Screening of "Documented" in Your Community

Every day, an estimated 1,100 immigrants are deported. In the past five years, the Obama administration has deported nearly 2 million immigrants — a record. But not me. I am privileged to still be in America, my home, and privileged to put ...
[Huffington Post] The Promising Prospects of My Brother's Keeper
Mar 10, 2014 | Blog

[Huffington Post] The Promising Prospects of My Brother's Keeper

Almost three out of every four young people in California today are what much of the nation might anachronistically call "minorities." It's a reflection of a changing California and a continuation of our nation's great melting pot heritage. This pot, ...
Health Happens with Youth Media!
Mar 10, 2014 | Blog

Health Happens with Youth Media!

Each month, youth in our Building Healthy Communities sites knit together stories about the things happening in their neighborhoods and schools. This month our youth reporters examine teen dating violence, restorative justice, scholastic success, a ...
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