Leadership Academy:
Meet the New Class of 2009 Academy Fellows
The leaders of tomorrow are here today!  Greenlining proudly welcomes the fellow’s class of 2009.  Read bios here.

Now Accepting Applications for 2010 Academy Programs
The Academy Promotes leadership in students who want hands-on public policy and advocacy experience and provides opportunities for them to acquire skills and build vital social networks that will enhance their effectiveness as future leaders.
Click here to learn more.

Our Democracy:
Line Up California! Draw the Lines for a Diverse Democracy

Last year voters passed Proposition 11, the California Voters FIRST Act, which calls for the creation of a new Citizens Redistricting Commission. The Greenlining Institute is working to ensure that this powerful commission reflects the diversity found throughout our state. Click here to apply and learn more.

Community Reinvestment:
Representing California’s New Majority in Washington, DC
The Greenlining Coalition held meetings with Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke, FDIC Chairman Bair, and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Frank, as well as senior officials at the Treasury, FCC, SEC, and Speaker Pelosi’s office, where we pushed for greater regulatory protections for consumers and a commitment to supporting Main Street.

Enhancing the Community Reinvestment Act
On September 16th, 2009 Executive Director Orson Aguilar presented testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on enhancing the Community Reinvestment Act.  Read testimony here.

Consumer Protection:
Digital Inequality: Information Poverty in the Information Age
This new report examines the socioeconomic inequities that are at the root of digital inequality.  It was recently cited by the Federal Communications Commission in developing the 2010 National Broadband Plan. Read report here.

California Public Utilities Commission Calls Hearing on Diversity in the Green Economy
On November 2nd in Los Angeles, the CPUC will examine how diversity will shape the Green Economy.  Speakers include Assembly Speaker Karen Bass; CEOs of major industries; and Greenlining’s managing attorney, Sam Kang.
Read agenda here.

SDG&E Agrees to Groundbreaking Diversity Commitment in $125 Million Solar Project
In partnership with Greenlining, San Diego Gas & Electric agreed to affirm their commitments to diverse hiring and minority-owned business contracting for their multi-million dollar solar project.  Read agreement here.

Health Equity:
Pfizer CEO Lacks Qualifications to Serve the Public’s Interest
The American Banker ran an op-ed, written by Executive Director, Orson Aguilar, highlighting the problems with Pfizer CEO, Jeffrey Kindler’s appointment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Kindler’s appointment presents potential conflicts of interests, a disregard for board diversity and ignores the importance of corporate responsibility.
Read op-ed here.

Health Policy Director Testifies Before The Assembly Select Committee on Healthcare Workforce
The Assembly Select Committee on Healthcare Workforce Access held their first hearing on Wednesday October 21st at the State Capitol. Greenlining’s Hector J. Preciado, addressed the need for increased private sector engagement throughout the health pipeline citing key findings from our UC Medical School Diversity series.
Click here to listen to testimony.

Seed Corn Gallery:
Community Art Show and Silent Auction: Friday December 4th, 2009 6pm-8pm

On display and for sale are 46 pieces by 29 Bay Area artists.  Come meet the artists, and sample some local talent!  Media represented include painting, digital art, prints, weaving, photography, drawing, sculpture, and bejeweling.  All proceeds go directly to the artists. Click here to learn more.