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Lessons from California

| by Robert Ross in Immigrant Rights

Successes of California's Grass-Roots Activists Offer Lessons for All Grant Makers

CEO of The California Endowment, Robert Ross, and Vice President of Programs at the Haas, Jr. Fund, Cathy Cha offer insight on Manuel Pastor's book, State of Resistance.

This piece was originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. There is a lot of talk these days about how California provides a counternarrative to the divisive, ill-considered policies of the federal gov…

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The Hero’s Journey

| by Raquiba LaBrie in Education Equity

Students Reflect on How They Made It to a Four-Year Degree

Undocumented graduates’ stories show the value of investing in critical supports and services for a very vulnerable population.

People who study storytelling know that one of the universal themes found in the ancient stories of many cultures is the “hero’s journey.”  During this journey, heroes grapple with fear, encounter guides who he…

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