Daniela Gilbert, Deputy Director of California Partnership for Safe Communities (CPSC) “speaks on using data not only to support program work, but also to identify stakeholders and provide deliberate impetus for them to begin working together on specific community problems.” Read her recent blog post for Markets for Good, an effort by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation to improve the system for generating, sharing, and acting upon data and information in the social sector.
"The course to all of our health and prosperity starts with changing the odds for our boys and young men of color, steps that will build opportunity for all of us." Dr. Ross writes in his most recent op-ed that “It’s easy to lose hope when we look at the barriers facing boys of color…But we can’t lose hope, because we can’t afford to let this continue.”
In “Another Piece of the Criminal Justice Reform Puzzle in Place,” Dr. Ross applauds the appointment of Chief Ronald Davis to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Read more of Dr. Ross’ op-ed for the Hill.com.
“Imagine that you walk into the newborn-nursery ward at an American hospital and you see 100 babies in their bassinets. You are then informed that 33 of these babies will spend time in jail or prison. This is the reality today for African-American males born in our country,” Dr. Ross says in an op-ed in The Root. “As a black husband, father and physician, I am sick of it.”
In a televised forum about the state of black Long Beach, community leaders discussed their position toward Long Beach’s demographic changes, education and poverty, and unemployment in the community. Watch what people like Robert Howard, a Reid High School teacher, have to say.
Beginning November 1st, cuts to the food stamp program will slash benefits for roughly 4 million Californians. This affects many young people in the Merced area directly. We’Ced staff shared a range of opinions about food assistance programs — in their own lives and in broader society — on We’Ced.
Concerned about workplace discrimination of lesbian, gay and transgender people in the wake of marriage equality? You should be. Read a recent op-ed by Daniel Zingale, senior vice president at the California Endowment.
In his LA Times op-ed, Boosting Young Men of Color, Dr. Ross writes, “There are clear warning signs that a child needs help. Watch for them- it’s vital to the future of our state, where 70% of those under 25 are people of color.”
High School student Mister Johnson shares his powerful story at the Sons & Brothers event at Manual Arts High School.
Dr. Robert K. Ross announces investment in California’s young men of color.