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Investing in “Good Troublemakers” [calendow.org]

One year ago, The California Endowment decided to take our vision for a better California to the next level. As we experienced the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing racial injustices facing communities of color, and the resurgence of civic activism, TCE believed it was our duty to double down on our investments in the work of California’s good troublemakers. These are the community organizers, grassroots leaders and groups who have been doing the deep work of...

Top Reasons for Joining the Summit

Virtual Conference | April 5-6, 2022 Our world gets more complex every day. So it's more important than ever to address the traumas that affect our communities. That’s why we’re coming together at the Hanna Institute Summit: to heal our communities. But why should you join us? Here are the top three reasons people attend the Summit: 1) Learn from Experts From best-selling authors Ibram X. Kendi and Resmaa Menakem to Nancy Dome and Dr. Gary Slutkin, national and Bay Area experts will bring...

Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEUs are...

This California city just ended chronic homelessness [fastcompany.com]

By Adele Peters, Fast Company, January 6, 2021 Bakersfield, California, struggled with extreme poverty and homelessness long before the pandemic, and when COVID hit, the challenges in fighting those issues only grew. But in 2020, the city and surrounding county still managed to achieve a goal that few other communities have: It reached “functional zero” for chronic homelessness, meaning that long-lasting and recurring homelessness were essentially eliminated. The city and county are part of...

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