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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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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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Searching for a New Program Director to Lead Immigrant Rights Work

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

Haas, Jr. Fund Seeking Program Director for Immigrant Rights and Integration

At a time of great uncertainty for immigrant communities, the Fund is seeking a dynamic and strategic leader to oversee and strengthen its immigrant rights work.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund is searching for a program director to lead our immigrant rights and integration work. The job requires a bold, passionate, creative leader—someone who can work with us and…

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How Citizenship Made Our Family’s American Dream Happen

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

Reflections on the power of citizenship

Program Director, Cathy Cha, shares the story of her immigrant father and how the New Americans Campaign is working to eliminate the barriers for naturalization.

During Welcoming Week, I am reflecting on the story of my immigrant father and the act of citizenship that made our family’s American dream happen. My father, Hyoju, was born on a rice farm in South Korea. At age…

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What’s Changed About the American Dream Today

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

On the new immigration climate and what immigrant communities can do

Program Director Cathy Cha reflects on the importance of creating more avenues for civic participation—and collaboration.

This piece was originally published by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, here. Why are you passionate about advocating for AAPI communities? As the daughter of Korean immigrants, I'v…

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