This Week with Change - October, 11, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund’s recent gift of $10 million to the University of California at Berkeley will support programs to increase racial diversity and inclusion at the university. Of the gift, $2 million will match donations to the African American Initiative Scholarship. Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Kim Carter at Time for Change’s Brighter Futures home in Hayward. 

Time for Change is bringing their award winning programming and supportive housing to the Bay Area. Founder Kim Carter has helped over 1,500 women recovering from homelessness, addiction and incarceration achieve self-sufficiency in Southern California. We can’t wait to see what impact she  will have in the Bay Area! San Francisco Bay View

Change We Applaud: 

California is more than Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Governor Newsom’s administration launched a new initiative to support economic development, land use, and transportation in communities across central California often ignored by philanthropy. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and Senior Advisor on Social Innovation to the Governor Kathleen Kelly Janus call on philanthropy to ensure that they don’t leave any Californians behind. East Bay Times

The Getting Home Safe Act sits on Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk awaiting signature. Introduced in partnership with Senator Nancy Skinner and the Young Women’s Freedom Center, the bill would protect Californians from the dangers of late night releases from county jail which disproportionately affect women, girls, transgender and gender nonconforming people. Route Fifty

Coming up:

On October 30, the Young Women’s Freedom Center and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners will host a #MeTooBehindBars rally to lift up the campaign to expose how the prison system uses sexual and gender-based violence, including homophobia and transphobia, to target people who they incarcerate and whose daily lives they have almost total control over. For more information, visit: Facebook.

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