This Week With Change - June 28, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News
What is the “collective reimagining of what we can do for our young people”? In the Chronicle of Social Change, Meredith Desautels of Youth Law Center and Ji Seon Song of Stanford Law School push for the closure of detention facilities across the state, and highlight what this would mean for low-income communities and communities of color, as well as how we can reinvest funds into community based alternatives that promote healing and well-being. 

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For years, Young Women’s Freedom Center has provided programming and partnered with community groups in Oakland. On June 26, YWFC Oakland opened its doors, celebrating with its community, partners and supporters to launch the organization’s full program in Oakland. 

What We’re Reading
This week’s highly anticipated SCOTUS ruling on the 2020 Census is a reminder for us to lead with our values when we talk about who belongs, what progress looks like and inclusion. The Opportunity Agenda created a messaging guide, including talking points and additional resources, to help us communicate in a unified and powerful voice around #2020Census. And, read the statement from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Philanthropy California on what this means for philanthropy and nonprofits.


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