What does 2022 have in store for public policy in California?
As we enter the third year of the COVID pandemic, relief and stimulus funds continue to flow from state and federal coffers. New redistricting lines are reshaping legislatures as lawmakers introduce bills that will impact the social sector.
The LSFN Public Interest Law Bar Fellowship was designed in the Spring of 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, to address the emergent capacity needs of Bay Area Legal Services Organizations as well as May 2020 graduates of Bay Area law schools, who were faced with a delay in their ability to take the California Bar Exam.
Communities across the country – especially those continuing to struggle with economic and health impacts from the pandemic – are hoping to access part of the billions of dollars in economic recovery dollars deployed to support economic recovery. However, it is groups disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, including rural, historically underserved, and BIPOC communities, that need to secure the funding that will have a generational impact on community climate resilience, public health, and other crucial systems.
Join us as we return to an in-person Annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit July 28, with an impactful and inspiring program, networking, and important connections made between for-profit and non-profit philanthropy leaders sharing ideas, trends, best practices, partnerships, and opportunities to work together in the business of doing good for our community.
When we announced a few years ago that NCG would be taking up racial equity as a central part of our work we received praise, and we also encountered some skepticism. Many cautioned us that everyone seemed to be “getting into equity” and that we’d better be sure we had something distinct to add. We have taken that to heart.
I grew up in a semi-segregated Richmond, Virginia at a time that its heritage as a part of the South was very strong. Realizing the aspirations of those who came before us and the promise of democratic freedoms is my life's work. In a three-decade career spanning nonprofit, government, and philanthropic service, I have never once felt lost for purpose. My life's experience, the gift of a legacy of public service of my family and mentors, and my determination to forge a future that remedies past injustices drive every decision I face.