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February 15, 2018

Sacramento just got a little brighter with President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s appointment of NCG’s own Chris Punongbayan to California’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs.

February 12, 2018

This past year has given us all a lot to process – the Women’s March, #TakeAKnee, Charlottesville, #MeToo, and so much more.  Making sense of it all can feel like we’re swimming upstream. Luckily, cultural expert Wesley Morris, uses his finely tuned cultural sensors to help us locate our own place and make meaning of the moment we are living.

February 8, 2018

California has long been home to a special kind of American Dream. People from all walks of life come to our state to find opportunity and prosperity. Since we were granted statehood in 1850 after the Mexican-American War, when the population was just less than 100,000, we have grown to the most populous state in the nation, with nearly 39 million residents.

February 1, 2018

NCG member the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has welcomed Mike Livak as its new Chief Financial Officer. Welcome to the NCG community Mike!

January 25, 2018

"In today's journalism, freelancers are both vulnerable and valuable," says NCG member, the Heising-Simons Foundation. The Foundation has announced Valeria Fernández  and Jaeah Lee as the inaugural winners of its new journalism award, the American Mosaic Journalism Prize.

January 18, 2018

Jeff Tiell is a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Jeff told us about his superpower that helps with Bay Area traffic and what's exciting him about the future of Jewish Education.

January 18, 2018

For those who waited with bated breath for the Governor’s proposed 2018-19 budget, the big question was: How would the Governor deal with shifting and uncertain federal policy when drafting a budget for the world’s sixth largest economy? The answer: With caution.  

January 16, 2018

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. gave these remarks in 1964 when he accepted the Nobel Peace Award in Oslo.

January 11, 2018

Our Q&A features Mary Mazzoni, one of our panelists. Mazzoni is a freelance environmental journalist who reports on the role of business in protecting the environment and fostering equality around the world. Here, she explains how the SDGs came to be, the challenges they present

January 8, 2018

Corporations can play a unique role in helping their communities recover from disasters. How can they make sure they are contributing where their help is most needed – and not inadvertently making recovery operations more difficult?