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Campanile (Clock Tower) at UC Berkeley

What Does a Fair and Inclusive Society Look Like?

| by Sylvia Yee in College Success

How research and community collaboration are coming together at Cal

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at U.C. Berkeley is asking hard questions, and transforming research into impact.

I recently had the pleasure of spending my Monday evening on the Cal campus, in beautiful fall weather at the foot of one of the university’s most recognizable landmarks, the Campanile. I was there to hear about a n…

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Lesbian couple poses for family portait with their kids in San Francisco

Equal Effort

| by Sylvia Yee in LGBT Equality

How intentionality and collaboration have helped gay rights progress

In this SSIR article, Sylvia Yee talks about the decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration that helped further marriage equality.

Ten years ago, the fight for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples in the United States looked like a lost cause. When Massachusetts became the first state to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples,…

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The Power of Positive Coaching

| by Sylvia Yee in Leadership

Connecting the dots between great coaching and nonprofits that thrive

Vice president of programs Sylvia Yee weaves together two different strands of coaching and how it can help forward social change in this Letter from the VP.

Haas, Jr. Fund grantee Coaching Corps started its signature program in 2005 to bring high-quality sports opportunities and good coaching to young people in disadvantaged communities throughout the Bay Area.  As…

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