California Community Foundation Statement on the Verdict in the George Floyd Murder Trial

April 20, 2021    |    BLOOM, Los Angeles, Philanthropy, Press Release

Our justice system has prevailed today. We hope that the jury’s decision regarding the murder of George Floyd is the first step in bringing his family peace and closure and helps them and our country begin to heal. This is an opportunity to create a new legacy of equity and justice.

Supes Approve Expanding School-Based Intervention Programs for Young Men of Color

July 27, 2020    |    BLOOM, Education, Media Mention, Newsroom Subject

CCF News: Fall 2019

August 26, 2019    |    BLOOM, Census 2020, Donors, Los Angeles, Philanthropy, Youth Empowerment

In Los Angeles and around the world, CCF and our donors are making an impact. Discover how we’re partnering to transform lives and futures in South L.A., protect vital services by ensuring an accurate census count and much more in our Fall 2019 newsletter.

CCF News Fall 2019 – Looking Back on BLOOM

August 26, 2019    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

Studies show that attaining a high school diploma reduces the chance of incarceration by 87 percent. That’s why CCF launched BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men), which helped more than 800 young Black men onto positive paths so they can succeed in college, careers and life.

“Restaurants train and recruit the formerly incarcerated”

August 8, 2019    |    BLOOM, Civic Engagement, Philanthropy

By Holly Petre, Nation’s Restaurant News

“Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men of Color”

July 22, 2019    |    BLOOM, Education

Momentum Solutions, Medium

“Report Highlights Community-Driven Model for Serving Men of Color”

July 6, 2019    |    BLOOM, Philanthropy

Philanthropy News Digest

BLOOM Final Report: Transforming the Lives of Young Men in South Los Angeles

May 31, 2019    |    BLOOM, Education, Los Angeles, Youth Empowerment

“Proven Achiever: Charisse Bremond Weaver”

February 15, 2019    |    BLOOM, Los Angeles, Philanthropy

KJLH Radio

Los Angeles County Poised to Provide Additional Community-based Services for Youth Diversion and Development in History-making Partnership

February 7, 2019    |    BLOOM, Education, Los Angeles, Press Release, Youth Empowerment

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a historic Public/Private Partnership between the Los Angeles County Probation Department and two of the area’s leading grant-makers—the Liberty Hill Foundation and the California Community Foundation. This landmark collaboration will dramatically increase services and opportunities delivered by local community-based organizations to youth currently in the probation […]

“Obama Foundation Selects Five California Communities as part of MBK Community Challenge Competition”

November 15, 2018    |    BLOOM, Education, Los Angeles

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color newsroom

“Commentary: We should invest in kids and their support networks, not juvenile justice systems”

October 31, 2018    |    BLOOM, Education

By D’Artagnan Scorza, L.A. School Report

“Plan to revitalize mall is good for South L.A.”

March 29, 2018    |    BLOOM, Housing, Los Angeles

By Karim Webb and John Harriel, Los Angeles Wave

“Men of Courage: Big Sean, Jerome Bettis, Karim Webb, Dave Bing & More Change the ‘Narrative of Black Men in America’”

February 1, 2018    |    BLOOM, Los Angeles

By  Brittany K. Jackson, Los Angeles Sentinel

“MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Social Justice Learning Institute reaches out to youth”

November 24, 2017    |    BLOOM, Education

By Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Wave

CCF News Fall 2016: Planting a Better Future for All Angelenos

August 18, 2017    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

When BLOOMers like Zakeer succeed, everyone benefits. The work of BLOOM and our partners Brotherhood Crusade and Social Justice Learning Institute are crucial to realizing the promise of our young Black men. The amount of money our state spends annually on prisons would pay for a CSU education for every single graduating senior in California.

CCF News Fall 2016: Social Justice Learning Institute

August 18, 2017    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

When Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza wanted to move the cause of educational equity for young Black men forward, he started by looking back. He founded the Black Male Youth Academy at his alma mater, Inglewood’s Morningside High School, to help young men of color break cycles of recidivism and create opportunities for academic achievement.

CCF News Fall 2016: BLOOMer Spotlight – Zakeer, BLOOM Alumnus & College Student

August 18, 2017    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

I wound up on probation for three or four months. It was my first offense. Looking back, it was a blessing, because it opened me up to BLOOM. It’s changing me for the better. I started off at Social Justice Learning Institute’s Black Male Youth Academy, and BLOOM is like a family. All the doors […]

CCF News Fall 2016: Brotherhood Crusade

August 18, 2017    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

Mykol Lewis is making a difference and sowing seeds among young men in an effort to build a stronger South L.A. This belief in making our communities better is the trademark of Brotherhood Crusade.

CCF News Fall 2016: BLOOM Impact 2015-16

August 18, 2017    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

When we believe in, invest in and support our young men, they will thrive. By doubling down on our focus on high school completion and reducing recidivism, youth participating in BLOOM saw improved outcomes in school and were better able to complete the terms of their probation and separate themselves from the system.

CCF News Fall 2016: Investing in L.A.’s Black Male Youth

August 18, 2017    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

Though they are only 10 percent of all L.A. young people, Black youth make up nearly a third of all youth on probation. And once in the system, it is hard to get out, with more than 80 percent facing re-arrest within three years. We are losing out on countless innovators and entrepreneurs – a […]

CCF News Fall 2016: BLOOM

August 18, 2017    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

We are facing a crisis of potential, and nowhere is hit harder than South Los Angeles. Young black men who drop out of high school face a 90 percent chance of incarceration, but a diploma reduces that to 12 percent. Learn how CCF’s BLOOM initiative is helping young Black men in South L.A. onto positive […]

“How Does Incarcerating Young People Affect Their Adult Health Outcomes?”

February 1, 2017    |    BLOOM, Health

Elizabeth S. Barnert, Rebecca Dudovitz, Bergen B. Nelson, Tumaini R. Coker, Christopher Biely, Ning Li, Paul J. Chung, Pediatrics, February 2017, VOLUME 139 / ISSUE 2

BLOOM Fact Sheet

October 12, 2016    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

CCF launched BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men) to help who young Black men who are or are at risk of becoming involved the juvenile justice system onto positive paths towards success. Since 2012, BLOOM’s combination of mentorship, character development and specially-tailored programming has helped nearly 1,000 young men succeed in high school, higher education and life.

Black Minds Matter: Supporting the Educational Success of Black Children in California

September 26, 2016    |    BLOOM, Education, Youth Empowerment

By The Education Trust – West

BLOOM Year 4 Annual Report

September 26, 2016    |    BLOOM, Youth Empowerment

Year-three Evaluation of the California Community Foundation’s BLOOM Initiative

December 4, 2015    |    BLOOM, CCF Publication, Evaluation Report

BLOOM 2015 Impact Report

June 30, 2015    |    BLOOM, CCF Publication, Impact Report

“Program helps troubled, rejected youths make positive connections”

May 2, 2015    |    BLOOM, Media Mention, Youth Empowerment

Los Angeles Times

“Funding for Black Male Achievement Increasing, Report Finds”

April 14, 2015    |    BLOOM, Media Mention, Philanthropy, Youth Empowerment

Philanthropy News Digest

“An Ex-Gang Member On Curtailing South LA’s Recidivism Rate”

December 18, 2014    |    BLOOM, Media Mention, Youth Empowerment

Neon Tommy

Where do we go From Here? Philanthropic Support For Black Men and Boys

October 1, 2012    |    BLOOM, Research, Youth Empowerment

By Seema Shah Director and Grace Sato, The Foundation Center

CCF News: Spring 2012

April 1, 2012    |    BLOOM, CCF, CCF Publication, Donors, Health, Housing, Newsletter, Philanthropy, Planned Giving

Timeless Giving, Legacy Spotlight: Walter Holiday, Preventing Homelessness and Creating Healthy Homes, Donor Spotlight: Burt Belzer, Investing in Black Male Youth

Los Angeles’ Community Foundation Announces Bold, New Initiative For Black Male Youth

May 3, 2011    |    BLOOM, Press Release, Youth Empowerment

CCF has announced a five-year, multi-million dollar investment in the future of Black male youth…

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