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Driving Social Change

Building a Bay Area Movement for Social Change Black Citizen

Theo Ellington grew up in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood in the 1990s and 2000s. Then and now it remains […more…]

Coach Steve Kerr on Why He Fights to Prevent Gun Violence Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

Preventing gun violence] is the number one issue for me.” — Coach Steve Kerr Thirty-six years ago, Golden State Warriors […more…]

We Just Launched Our Gun Store Transparency Project Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

The largest database of ATF gun store inspection reports ever released to the public, exposing gun stores cited for breaking […more…]

Environment

Fighting Inequality Through Hands-On Environmental Learning Vida Verde

Outdoor education is a right, not a privilege – everyone deserves to know the joy of a bracing hike among […more…]

WIN: White House Announces Phase Out of Single-Use Plastics in U.S. National Parks Plastic Pollution Coalition

The White House announced today that the Department of the Interior will reduce and eventually phase out the sale of […more…]

A Global Plastics Treaty to “Turn Off the Tap” Wins Support at UNEA Plastic Pollution Coalition

In what is being heralded as a historic win for advocates working to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, parties to […more…]

Family Ties

Help Make an Equitable Recovery for Marin Possible Community Action Marin

We’re close to meeting the fundraising goal for our Equitable Recovery Action Plan but need help to get to the finish line. […more…]

Join JFCS for Holocaust Remembrance Day Jewish Family and Children’s Services

“Testimonies are perhaps the most powerful tool in bringing Justice to the victims.” —Reb Shlomo of Bobov  In commemoration of Holocaust […more…]

Building an Equitable Marin Community Action Marin

Marin County has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than other parts of California and the country. With high vaccination rates […more…]

For the Children

Family Justice Initiative Report East Bay Children’s Law Offices

In December 2021, East Bay Children’s Law Offices, East Bay Family Defenders and Dependency Legal Services released results about their […more…]

Compassionate Representation for Children and Youth East Bay Children’s Law Offices

“I was one of those kids who thought he didn’t have a future.” This is what Samuel Carter, now 29, […more…]

Engaging Caregivers in Reimagining Youth Mental Health Systems California Children’s Trust

Caregivers are the earliest and best advocates for children, and have the lived experience and expertise to inform how and […more…]

For the Youth

Indelibly Changing the Lives of Silicon Valley Foster Youth Pivotal

When the pandemic forced the world to go virtual, the team at Pivotal – a nonprofit offering long-term coaching, scholarships, […more…]

‘Let the Youth Lead’ VOICES of Napa

In 2005, Napa County officials came to On The Move, a local nonprofit, desperate to move the needle on positive […more…]

Fostering Care

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things for Foster Children San Francisco CASA

Often, the first question foster youth ask their court appointed special advocates, or CASAs, is: Who’s paying you? The answer: […more…]

The James Irvine Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Innovative Leaders of Six California Nonprofits iFoster

2022 Leadership Award recipients tackle the state’s most critical and high-profile challenges The James Irvine Foundation today announced the recipients of […more…]

Hope for My Brothers and Sisters Coming Out of Foster Care Razing the Bar

As early as I can remember, my life has been an emotional rollercoaster. My family would go from being stable […more…]

Homelessness

Helping Formerly Homeless Vets Age with Dignity and a Strong Dose of Joy Swords to Plowshares

Getting older is an isolating experience for anyone. For disabled and formerly unhoused veterans of a largely forgotten war, it’s […more…]

Meeting People Where They Are Community Action Marin

Listening to the needs of community this past year changed how Community Action Marin worked. Our Safety Net Services team […more…]

Ending Homelessness for Everyone It Touches Homeward Bound of Marin

Out on the streets, Librado said his plans were “just to survive.” He worked full-time at a local electronics store […more…]

Justice For All

A Bold, Living Monument to a Future Without Violence Futures Without Violence | Courage Museum

In 2023, on the Main Post of San Francisco’s historic Presidio, Futures Without Violence will open the Courage Museum, an […more…]

NCLR Applauds Historic Confirmation of Chantale Wong as First Out Lesbian U.S. Ambassador National Center for Lesbian Rights

Today, the United States Senate voted 66-31 to confirm Chantale Wong to serve as the Director of the Asian Development […more…]

Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law as Harmful and Unconstitutional  National Center for Lesbian Rights

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and NCLR File Federal Complaint in Florida’s Northern District On March 31, 2022, lawyers from […more…]

Meeting Disaster

Rescue Dogs. Rescue People. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Although you’ll seldom see them in comic books, search dogs are the closest thing to real life superheroes. Not only […more…]

Teach The Children Well

Communicate with Joy Center for Early Intervention on Deafness

Executive Director Cindy Dickeson and her team see it all the time. Parents walk through the doors of CEID, the […more…]

Mentors 4 College Kicks Off “Diversity 1000” Expansion Program Mentors 4 College

Mentors 4 College, a unique, one-to-one college mentoring program for high school students and their parents, announced today that it […more…]

‘Navigational Capital’ Students Rising Above

Veronica Toscano has overcome tremendous obstacles, regularly facing poverty and violence throughout her childhood in the South Bay. Her family […more…]

The Arts

Telling Truth Through Theater Crowded Fire Theater

What do the hit shows Tony and Black Monday have in common? They feature writers – Dipika Guha and Christina Anderson – who got […more…]

Destiny Arts Center Presents: Letters to the Present Destiny Arts Center

If you had the chance to speak to the world at this moment, what would you say? To what or […more…]

Driving Equity Through Artistic Expression Destiny Arts Center

Julia Chigamba, a master Zimbabwean dance instructor, had just begun a performance with a second-grade class at the former Roots […more…]

The Fourth Estate

Public Service Journalism That Punches Above Its Weight San Francisco Public Press

Who hasn’t wondered why, in an immensely wealthy and creative city like San Francisco, no one can move the needle […more…]

April Update From the San Francisco Public Press San Francisco Public Press

The San Francisco Public Press works on behalf of its readers and listeners to deliver in-depth and data-driven investigative reporting […more…]

The Social Sector’s Preeminent Source of News and Knowledge Stanford Social Innovation Review

The year was 2003, and the philanthropic sector was going through a period of significant evolution. Every day, new technologies […more…]

To Your Health

Letting the Body Come to Life Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness

Medicine often starts with a story. And the story Dr. Monique LeSarre tells about health and San Francisco’s African-American community […more…]

Because Nobody Should Have to Choose Between Feeding Themselves or Their Pet Shanti Project

Sandra beat breast cancer several years ago, yet continues to struggle with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Luckily, to […more…]

Todo Por Mi Familia Offers Families More Than Mental Health Services, it Provides Them Everything Seneca

In March 2020, the U.S. government awarded Seneca Family of Agencies an important contract to coordinate mental health services for […more…]

Youth Justice

Dismantling the Pipeline to Prison Fresh Lifelines for Youth

The first time Ali Knight walked into a prison at age 25, he was surprised to see a childhood friend […more…]

CURYJ’s Young People Are Leading the Movement to Reimagine Public Safety Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

CURYJ youth are organizing for a future free from policing and incarceration. Xochtil Larios, our Youth Justice Program Associate and […more…]

Transforming the Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Youth through Healing and Justice Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Unbroken. Uncompromising. Unapologetic. Those three words, says George Galvis, succinctly describe the character of the Bay Area youth leadership and […more…]