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Love, Unity, and Respect

| by Jennie Lehua Watson

Let’s Show the World the Same Spirit that Restored Crissy Field

Haas, Jr. Fund Interim President Jennie Watson reflects on the meaning of Crissy Field, and expresses her hopes for a safe weekend.

As many of you have heard, there will be a Patriot Prayer rally at San Francisco’s Crissy Field on August 26th.The San Francisco event was confirmed after hate groups rained down mayhem and violence in Charlottesvil…

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Members of CHIRLA and other immigrant rights coalitions gather at the break of dawn on Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street to demand dignity and respect as part of the Caravana Contra el Miedo.

If You Build It They Will Come

| by Beth Rayfield in Fundraising

Creating a Culture of Fundraising

Does creating a culture of fundraising seem like an insurmountable task at your organization? Beth Rayfield shows us how we can overcome challenges and get on the path towards greater financial sustainability.

This article was originally published in Grassroots Institute for Funding Training. As a former organizer, I believe in the saying that every worker is an organizer. As a development professional, I also know t…

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Raquiba LaBrie and John Govea

Haas, Jr. Fund Welcomes Two New Program Directors

| by Denis Chicola in Fund News

Social change leaders tapped to guide the Fund’s Immigrant Rights, Education Equity programs

John Govea, Raquiba LaBrie to play key roles in the Fund’s ongoing work to advance rights and create opportunities for all people.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund announced today that it has hired new staff leaders for its Immigrant Rights and Education Equity programs. John Govea, a former senior program officer with the Robert Wood Jo…

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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…

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Daniel Torres

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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