#LAtogether Blog

  • Ask a CCF Grantmaker: Kelly King Shares Insight on Education Grantmaking
    by CCF Marcomm on October 24, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Kelly King, CCF’s senior program officer who directs the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, answers questions about Education grantmaking. The post Ask a CCF Grantmaker: Kelly King Shares Insight on Education Grantmaking appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Get to Know Rosemary Veniegas, CCF’s Community Health Champion
    by CCF Marcomm on September 25, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Rosemary Veniegas is a community health champion who has been working to strengthen Los Angeles communities for decades. She first joined the CCF family in 2012 and is now leading efforts to ensure all Angelenos have access to high-quality care, as the Foundation’s senior health program officer. Equipped with a Ph.D. in psychology and two […] The post Get to Know Rosemary Veniegas, CCF’s Community Health Champion appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Get to Know Shirley Young, CCF’s Office Manager Who Is Retiring after 22 Years
    by CCF Marcomm on September 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    CCF has been working to make an impact in L.A. for over a century, and Shirley Young has been a part of the Foundation for almost a quarter of it. Her 22-year tenure at CCF has seen her elevate from a temporary clerk typist to the Foundation’s office manager. Now, she is embarking on an […] The post Get to Know Shirley Young, CCF’s Office Manager Who Is Retiring after 22 Years appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Advancing Success of English-language Learners
    by CCF Marcomm on August 24, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    English-language learners are a rapidly growing student population in our state. In fact, they now make up nearly 25% of California’s public school population with more than 1.3 million enrolled in the 2016-17 school year. Their potential is substantial— studies point to bilingual students as having strong attention skills and better understanding of language structure, putting […] The post Advancing Success of English-language Learners appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop
    by CCF Marcomm on July 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Earlier this year, CCF donors Ken and Diane Bishop and their families joined us to help welcome our neighbors home. At a housing development built and managed by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a CCF grantee and Home L.A. Fund partner, they assembled “Welcome Home Kits” for families moving out of homelessness and into supportive […] The post Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Reuniting & Keeping Families Together
    by Christopher Compton on June 27, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    The images streaming in from the border of children being separated from their families have captured the nation’s hearts and minds. As a mother and grandmother, I feel deeply for the families who are being needlessly traumatized. More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Cities throughout […] The post Reuniting & Keeping Families Together appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • The 2018 L.A. Homeless Count: the Good, the Bad and the Way Forward
    by Christopher Compton on June 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Over three days and nights in January, 8,600 Angelenos took to the streets to do their part in combating the county’s homelessness crisis. From Pacoima to San Pedro, these dedicated volunteers visited shelters and street corners to count how many of our neighbors are experiencing homelessness as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. […] The post The 2018 L.A. Homeless Count: the Good, the Bad and the Way Forward appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Joining Together for Wildfire Recovery
    by CCF Marcomm on June 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Standing among the trees on a cool Ojai morning, it’s hard to believe this is the same place. Just six months ago, this mountainside town was nearly surrounded by a wall of flames. Residents evacuated to shelters while brave firefighters worked tirelessly to stop the blaze. This past December, communities in Santa Barbara & Ventura […] The post Joining Together for Wildfire Recovery appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Building Trust Between L.A. Media & Immigrant Communities
    by CCF Marcomm on April 23, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” – Henry R. Luce Good journalism is at the heart of our democracy. But despite the critical social and political role it plays in our lives, media outlets sometimes struggle to report from the heart of all communities. At […] The post Building Trust Between L.A. Media & Immigrant Communities appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Homeward Bound: the History, Impact and Future of Proposition HHH and Measure H
    by Christopher Compton on March 7, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Every night, nearly 60,000 men, women and children in Los Angeles County go to sleep homeless. Over the course of a year, that number climbs to more than 150,000, enough to fill the Rose Bowl, the Staples Center, the Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Exactly one year ago today, Angelenos came together to say “enough” […] The post Homeward Bound: the History, Impact and Future of Proposition HHH and Measure H appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

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