Apply Today: 2015-16 Leadership Academy Programs!

Apply for the 2015-16 Greenlining Leadership Academy!

Applications for our 2015-2016 Greenlining Academy programs are now open! We’re looking for bright and talented candidates who are committed to social justice and equity. We’re currently accepting applications for the following programs: legal academy, policy fellows, and summer associates. Deadlines are in late January/early February 2015.
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The Greenlining Leadership Academy is a transformational space for many of our communities’ young leaders and has a strong legacy of empowering and developing our change agents. The Academy prides itself in delivering its expansive leadership development curriculum, valuable ‘hands-‘on’ learning opportunities, as well as intentional coaching and mentorship to all participants.

New Report: Community Benefit and Missed Opportunities

Download: Community Benefit and Missed Opportunities

Last month, our Health Equity team released their latest publication, “Community Benefit and Missed Opportunities: A Case Study of Three San Francisco Hospitals.” As a follow-up to “Non-Profit Hospitals and Community Benefit: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us,” this new publication closely examines the issue of community benefit by assessing the programs of three non-profit hospitals in San Francisco, California.

At the core of the issue is the fact that not-for-profit hospitals receive tax breaks in return for “community benefit” services and programs that they are required to provide to local communities. Our findings reveal that these hospitals are receiving twice as much in tax breaks than what they give back to taxpayers as community benefit spending. Furthermore, our analysis of the three hospitals shows a disturbing lack of transparency in public reporting of these activities. Read the full report here.

Save the Date: 2015 Economic Summit on May 8th in Los Angeles

2015 Greenlining Economic SummitWe’re excited to announce the date for our 2015 Economic Summit! Mark your calendars, and join us on Friday, May 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California for our 22nd Annual Economic Summit titled,#DiversityTrending. One of our keynote speakers for the event is FHFA Director, Mel Watt.

From the NBA to Silicon Valley, everyone is suddenly talking about diversity, but how do we translate that rhetoric into reality? Our 2015 Summit will bring together stakeholders and leaders from business, government, and the community to further the trending conversation on diversity. Ultimately, we hope to advance the critical role diversity plays in advancing economic opportunities for the New Majority. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months!

Greenlining Urges Federal Reserve to Reject CIT/OneWest Merger

Reject the CIT/OneWest Bank Merger

In a letter sent to the Federal Reserve Board last month, the Greenlining Institute urged the Federal Reserve Board to reject the proposed acquisition of Pasadena, California-based OneWest Bank by CIT Group.

Greenlining’s letter cites multiple issues with the deal, including a lack of public benefit from the merger, OneWest’s clear intention to serve the wealthy and poor track record with communities of color, lack of transparency, excessive executive compensation and a problematic loss-share agreement with the FDIC that could leave taxpayers on the hook.

Executive Director Orson Aguilar said it best in the LA Times,“The last thing California needs is a too-big-to-fail bank for the one percent.”

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