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Why I Am Hopeful

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

Reflections on a Café with a Mission

In a column for Philanthropy News Digest, Vice President of Programs Cathy Cha lifts up some reasons for hope in a challenging environment for the work of social justice.

This article was originally published in Philanthropy News Digest. It all started with an email from a friend late last year. She said she was concerned about the tone of our politics and the direction in which o…

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Daniel Torres

| in Immigrant Rights

Director of Immigrant Integration, State of California

The son of Mexican immigrants, Daniel Torres is leading California’s efforts to ensure that the state’s 10 million immigrants are welcome and can find opportunities to thrive.

How does your life experience shape the work you do? The experience of growing up in an immigrant family and community shaped how I see my work. The values that my parents held also informed my view of world. My par…

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From Inspiration to Action

| by Jennie Lehua Watson in Fund News

Summer 2017 Letter from the Interim President

The Haas, Jr. Fund continues to engaged in deep, ongoing conversations with our many partners about what we can and should be doing differently to address the challenges and the opportunities of this moment.

It was six months ago when I stepped into my current role as Interim President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Since then, I have been inspired by the amazing upsurge of leadership and activism across this…

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Teaming to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

Why Five Grant Makers Came Together to Form the New Americans Campaign

Cathy Cha, Angela Cheng, Leslie Dorosin, and Geri Mannion on the five principles that are essential to successful collaborative grant-making efforts.

This article was originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Six years ago, five grant makers came together to form the New Americans Campaign because they believe immigrants can and do…

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Philanthropy in the First 100 Days

| by Cathy Cha

5 Questions Grant Makers Should Ask About the First 100 Days of Trump Era

Aaron Dorfman, Cathy Cha, Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, and Lateefah Simon present 5 questions philanthropy should consider in response to the current moment.

This article by Aaron Dorfman, Cathy Cha, Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, and Lateefah Simon was originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The end of the Trump administration’s first 100 days offers…

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What Does It Take to Support Leadership and Effectiveness in Movements?

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

Investing In The Movement Organization and The Movement

With so much at stake for the social change movements, Senior Director, Linda Wood writes about how we must listen to leaders about what they really need—and to work as hard as we can to help their organizations and their movements succeed.

This article was originally published by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.  The Haas, Jr. Fund recently convened two groups of grantees working on immigrant and LGBT rights in California.…

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