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A Letter from Shane Murphy Goldsmith on Brothers, Sons, Selves

When Liberty Hill launched the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition in 2011, in partnership with The California Endowment and 12 grassroots community groups, there was a problem we could not ignore: L.A.’s boys and young men of color were in crisis.

For too many, school was a pathway to prison and not college. Graduation rates for our young men of color were significantly lower than their white counterparts. Unemployment was high and life expectancy was low.

Liberty Hill to Honor Susan Genco and Mitch Kamin with Founders Award

Liberty Hill Foundation's annual Upton Sinclair Dinner is just weeks away.  Taking place on April 20, the event honors Angelenos whose work in social justice has left such an indelible mark on those it aims to help that it deserves honoring and recognition.

Liberty Hill presents its annual Founders Award to individuals whose philosophy and philanthropy embody the spirit of “Change. Not Charity.”

Young Voters Before & After: Liberty Hill’s Youth Vote Action

Liberty Hill’s Youth Vote Action canvassers, phone bankers and “banner droppers” mobilized in September and October at a half-dozen grassroots locations throughout L.A. County.

Some of these young community organizers voted for the first or second time. Some may never be eligible to vote but put in long hours because they care so deeply about protecting their families and communities. Many are girls and young women.

Frontlines to Headlines November 2015

Liberty Hill has released a new report, called Drilling Down, about urban oil drilling practices that are having serious health and environmental consequences in low income communities of color. The Los Angeles Daily News covered the report’s findings, while a Los Angeles Times report on the issue quoted Liberty Hill Program Manager, Daniela Simunovic.  Curbed Los Angeles also provided coverage.