This Week with Change - September 13, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

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Client News

Gameheads provides students the opportunity to make video games that are about their community with instruction from leading industry professionals. Check out
this profile of the program two student-designed games from Youth Beat Media for PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs.

The Zellerbach Family Foundation
announced this week that the Bayview-Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) has won the first annual William J. Zellerbach Award for Social Change. BAYCAT is a nonprofit social enterprise that educates, empowers, and employs young people from historically underserved San Francisco communities in digital media arts including video and music production, animation, and graphic and web design. Congratulations, BAYCAT! 

“Despite California’s legacy as a national leader in upholding equity, fairness and innovation, we have a greater number and percentage of children in poverty than any other state in the country.” Rosenberg Foundation president Tim Silard and Children’s Defense Fund of California executive director Shimica Gaskins call on California to invest in our children for our collective future. Sacramento Bee.

Change We Applaud:

As the California legislative season comes to a close, we are excited to see that two important pieces of legislation aimed at increasing supports for some of our most marginalized and under-resourced community members have advanced to Governor Newsom’s desk. 

SB 375 would extend the deadline to apply for victim compensation for survivors of crime from three to seven years, reducing one unnecessary barrier to access the support they need to heal. And SB 42 would help end the dangerous practice of late night releases from county jail across California. 

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