This Week with Change - October 4, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News

“As long as immigrants are a punching bag at the highest levels of government and throughout society, then what we’re facing is a communications challenge as much as anything else.” The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund spoke with several grantee partners focused on immigrant rights about how philanthropy can support organizations’ communications efforts to help them achieve bigger, broader impact. Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The Haas, Jr. Fund also announced this week a $10 million gift to the University of California, Berkeley to create a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive campus. The gift includes $2 million to be earmarked for the African American Initiative Scholarship program that supports African-American students who have been admitted to Berkeley but who may be undecided about enrolling. Philanthropy News Digest

What We’re Reading

“Philanthropy’s nimble capital, local government’s knowledge, and the nonprofit sector’s trust must be deployed together to empower those who have been left behind.” Mayor of Stockton Kathleen Kelly Janus, Governor Newsom’s Senior Advisor on Social Innovation partnered on this compelling piece calling for philanthropy to support all communities in California. East Bay Times

In Community:

COLORS is coming to Oakland! Restore Oakland, the Ella Baker Center and Restaurant Opportunities Center United will celebrate the grand opening of the Afrolatinx restaurant on October 4. The housewarming party will feature live music performances, family friendly art activities, appetizers, drinks, building tours, and much more. For more information and to RSVP, visit: 

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