DACA and Break-Away Guilt

DACA and Break-Away Guilt

Over the next several weeks we’re posting a series of blogs from our current Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development. You can read Patrick Brown’s introduction to the series here. Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. We invite you to join us. I have a confession to make. Although common sense tells me that the last thing I need to do is confess to the internet (my God, the internet, it is forever!), this is a cathartic experience. I am one of the thousands of beneficiaries of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive…
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Transforming and Uplifting Communities of Color

Transforming and Uplifting Communities of Color

This past September, California put its money where its mouth is and signed Assembly Bill 2722 (Burke), the Transformative Climate Communities Program. AB 2722 requires that the folks at the California Strategic Growth Council set up a competitive process to award monies to neighborhood-scale projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide local, environmental, economic, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities.  What do I mean by “neighborhood-scale”? Think your entire neighborhood—including that neighbor who sometimes parks in your space, the nice lady across from you who is always sweeping her front porch and also your neighborhood school, park, community center, transit hub, etc. Disadvantaged communities are defined by CalEnviroScreen, a…
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