Voices From the Frontlines: President & CEO Shane Goldsmith Talks With Mainor From Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

by raymond on August 27, 2020

Mainor is a Youth Policy Advocate working to keep Brown and Black youth out of the system at The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN). After navigating his youth without proper guidance or mentorship, he found himself in jail as a teenager. Fast forward to today where he advocates for youth justice and proudly stands in front of lawmakers to share his story and experience to help win real change.

Victory As LAPD Ceases Use of Cal Gangs Database

by raymond on August 27, 2020

The movement to transform the criminal justice system in Los Angeles won a major victory in July when the Los Angeles Police Commission voted to permanently end the LAPD’s use of the CalGang database.

Rapid Response Funds Help Grantees Keep Up The Fight During COVID-19

by raymond on August 27, 2020

Since its founding in 1976, Liberty Hill has sought to build deep relationships with grassroots organizations and leaders in underserved communities and to support them and help them grow through good times and bad. These are the voices and organizations who have formed the backbone of progressive change in Los Angeles, and who are leading protests and essential conversations as we grapple with structural racism in our society.

Making Black Lives Matter in Schools

by raymond on July 28, 2020

Organizing takes time and building true power sometimes takes years. As the late icon John Lewis once said, “Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.”

The Fight for Youth Justice Accelerates Amid COVID-19

by raymond on May 27, 2020

As the global pandemic reshapes how we all live, youth justice community organizers are fighting for the release of youth from youth jails, especially after two youths in Los Angeles County’s juvenile halls tested positive for the novel coronavirus this week after Probation officials began testing youth entering the system.

Ready to Rise Partnership Launched

by Shirley Vilca on July 18, 2019

$2.59 Million Awarded to 20 Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Community-Based Youth Development Services

Liberty Hill Foundation Endorses Measure EE & Pledges $300,000 For Million Voters Project Action Fund

by EveryAction Admin on May 10, 2019

Although California is the fifth-largest economy in the world, our state ranks a whopping 44th in the United States in per-pupil funding for education. We can do better—for our kids and our communities. At Liberty Hill, we are committed to funding a future where all children in Los Angeles have access to an education that prepares them for success, no matter their zip code.