CONGRATULATIONS 2015 ACADEMY GRADUATES!
Thank you to those who came and celebrated the accomplishments of our four Policy Fellows, six Health Equity Fellows, and nine Summer Associates. We were honored to have Ezra Garrett, Executive Director of the PG&E Foundation, and Vice President of Community Relations and Chief Sustainable Officer for Pacific Gas and Electric Co, as our graduation keynote speaker. See more pictures on our Facebook page.
We also want to commend the hard work of our nine Summer Associates on their capstone projects for the 2015 Summer Associate Symposium: Equitable Policy for the New Majority.
CELEBRATING 6 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ACADEMY
Our Academy Director for six years, Claudia Paredes, moved to New York this month to continue her work in developing young leaders as the new Program Director at Coro New York Leadership Center. Thank you Claudia for your leadership, mentorship, and passion for empowering young leaders of color. We are sad to see you go, but once a Greenliner always a Greenliner. Good luck Claudia!
We are happy to announce that Patrick Brown is our new Academy Director! We are excited to see the direction Patrick will take the Academy’s programs in empowering the next generation of this nation’s multiethnic leaders.
INTRODUCING OUR 2015-2016 CASA RESIDENTS
UC Berkeley’s 2015-2016 academic year began last week. We welcome our new Casa residents to the community. This year, we have a diverse group of vibrant and engaging students and we are excited to have them.
Casa is home to 36 students per academic year and is conveniently located blocks away from the UC Berkeley campus. Casa has a long tradition of supporting and meeting the needs of first-generation, low-income, UC Berkeley students
Throughout the academic year, Casa residents participate in leadership and skills development workshops, attend weekly community meetings, regularly meet with their academic counselors, and are exposed to valuable on-campus resources. In addition, residents receive mentorship, academic support, exposure to various career and educational trajectories, and have the opportunity to learn about critical public policy issues that impact their communities. To learn more about Casa, click here.
NEW POLL SHOWS CALIFORNIA LATINA/O VOTERS’ THOUGHTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
In a partnership with California Environmental Justice Alliance,Communities for a Better Environment,Latino Decisions, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, andPresente.org, we conducted a poll on climate change and pollution for California Latina/o voters. Despite what oil companies say, our results show that California Latina/o voters support action on climate change policies:
1. 87 percent of Latinos agree that we need to increase investment in clean public transportation in our communities
2. 87 percent of Latinos say they would like to see more “Green Jobs” in the Latino community.
3. 89 percent of Latinos agree that if the state invests money to develop new technology for renewable energy and pollution control, we need to make sure those investments go equally into the Latino community.
Click here to learn more about the poll and what we found!
NEW FACT SHEET: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF COMMUNITY BENEFIT
Nonprofit hospitals conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to determine the health concerns of the communities they serve, and develop a Community Benefit Plan. Unfortunately, this process has major gaps.
To read the fact sheet, click here.
GREENLINING COMMENTS ON FINAL INTERAGENCY DIVERSITY STANDARDS IN FINANCIAL SECTOR
The Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion are charged with creating standards on workforce and supplier diversity for nearly 70,000 financial institutions in the private sector. Disappointed with their final standards, published in June 2015, Greenlining submitted a final response detailing how the OMWIs’ can improve these regulations moving forward.
To read the comments, click here.
COALITION PARTNER NAMED A 2015 CNN HERO
A coalition partner of The Greenlining Instititute, Time for Change Foundation (TFCF) under the leadership of Kim Carter has been named a 2015 CNN Hero! The CNN Heroes initiative is a year-long initiative that honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others. The campaign is now in its ninth year. In the past eight years, CNN Heroes has received more than 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries.
Time for Change Foundation provides essential resources through their programs and services to families who desire to change the course of their lives by making the transition from homelessness and recidivism to self-sufficiency.
Visit them on the web at www.timeforchangefoundation.org.