At Liberty Hill we are allies in a community as broad and diverse as Los Angeles itself. This year, our Leaders to Watch speak about deep love of community, an abiding sense of responsibility, acceptance of our core identities, and the need to advance equality and opportunity.

Meet leaders who give their time, money, skills and spiritual energy to end poverty and expand opportunity, to reduce pollution and clean up the environment, and to advance equality for LGBT Angelenos.

In 2013 they’ll be on the frontlines of change in L.A.

"Marriage equality is great but meanwhile middle schoolers are being murdered because they ask someone to be their valentine." more >>

Ariel Bustamante, Southern California Program Coordinator for Gay Straight Alliance Network (Liberty Hill grantee)

"It's not just, 'Oh, I'm writing a check, giving money.' It's interesting, like-minded people interacting with each other." more >>

Heather Miller & Melissa de la Rama, Reform rabbi (Heather); film studio executive (Melissa); Liberty Hill donor-activists

"One day they kicked in my door. They tore up my whole house. It was Christmas. They'd demolished my kids' toys." more >>

Kendra Moore, President Holiday Venice Tenant Action Committee, member of People Organized for Westside Renewal (Liberty Hill grantee)

"I realized you couldn't talk about health for young people without addressing the juvenile justice system and police violence." more >>

Kruti Parekh, Program Coordinator Youth Justice Coalition and Free L.A. High School (Liberty Hill grantee); Wally Marks Leadership Institute participant