Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on homeless youth, with guests: Ann Oliva, Executive Director of National Alliance to End Homelessness; Rheneisha Robertson, Executive Director of Covenant House New Orleans; & Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director of Larkin Street Youth Services.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In the mostly conservative city of Colorado Springs, Club Q has long been a go-to spot for members of the LGBTQ community — a safe space where many felt they could let down their guard and just be themselves.
MacKenzie Scott’s big gifts have been a boon to the charities who received them, and widespread fears in the nonprofit world that her gifts would lead other donors to pull back their support or that small groups wouldn’t be able to handle them were largely unfounded.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the digital divide, with guests: Cyndy Yu-Robinson, Executive Director of Kramden Institute; Scot Henley, Executive Director of Digitunity; & Joe Paul, CEO of Byte Back.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of Georgia’s oldest city voted Thursday to strip the name of a former U.S. vice president and vocal slavery advocate from the public square named in his honor more than 170 years ago.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of George Floyd — with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his windpipe — spurred a torrent of state laws aimed at fixing the police.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on USA Naturalization and Citizenship, with guests: Mitra Shavarini, Executive Director of Project Citizenship; Angélica Salas, Executive Director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights; & Jane Graupman, Executive Director of International Institute of Minnesota.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on refugees in America, with guests: Maureen White, Executive Director of Refugees International; David McKeever, Interim CEO and CFO of Refugee Services of Texas; & Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, CEO of Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on feeding the hungry, with guests: Dr. Melony Samuels, founder & CEO of The Campaign Against Hunger; Celia Cole, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Texas; & Monica White, President & CEO of Food Share of Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Juliana Macedo do Nascimento signed up for an Obama-era program to shield immigrants who came to the country as young children from deportation, she enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles, transitioning from jobs in housekeeping, child care, auto repair and a construction company.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About 40,000 low-income adults living in the country illegally won’t lose their government-funded health insurance over the next year under a new policy announced Monday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minneapolis teachers settled a 14-day strike in March, they celebrated a groundbreaking provision in their new contract that was meant to shield teachers of color from seniority-based layoffs and help ensure that students from racial minorities have teachers who look like them.
Last year, the U.S. branch of the Jesuits pledged to raise $100 million for a reconciliation initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Catholic order. On Tuesday, a leader of those descendants expressed deep dissatisfaction with the order’s lack of progress since then.
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Maryna Havrysh struggled to hold back her tears as she helped a group of volunteers load her elderly parents into an evacuation van in Kramatorsk, near the front line of Russia’s war on Ukraine.