The first three years of life is a period of incredible growth that sets the foundation for children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and language development. Babies build their knowledge of the world through loving, consistent caregivers who provide a sense of safety and stability and through language-rich experiences.
All Californians deserve to live in communities with safe streets—roads where all people can move about freely without concern. Our approach to achieving that vision should be equitable, people should be treated fairly regardless of their race, ethnicity, or other identity characteristics. By relying on police traffic stops, we miss the mark on both fronts. Traffic safety outcomes have grown worse, and law enforcement disproportionately harms people of color through traffic stops.
Ten years ago, we set out to create a different kind of fundraising event that reflected the best of Los Angeles, and California. An event that brought folks together across geographies, generations, and ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds. An event that honored people who truly deserve applause for their commitment to racial equity.
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Improving educational opportunities for children who need them most.
Strengthening community power to transform neighborhoods.
Making state and local governments more responsive, participatory, and representative.
Advancing justice and safety for low-income communities of color.
We partner with communities of color, conduct innovative research, develop policies for actionable change, and shift money and power back into our communities.
We produce an array of assets and resources, including data-driven interactives, reports, and multimedia, to make a case for racial equity.