Our Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Our local response to COVID-19 is focused on supporting the critical organizing work that continues in spite of this crisis. We are reaching out to our grantees and community partners to learn more about their evolving needs. We are connecting with our community in new ways via virtual events and advocacy. And we are accelerating our grantmaking to keep the fires of progress burning throughout this pandemic.
Check out the resources below to learn more about our COVID-19 Response and how you can get involved and stay engaged.
News from the Frontlines
May 19, 2021
Last November, Liberty Hill grantees won new policies at the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to create a Public Health Councils program locally and protect workers from retaliation by their employers. These councils are designed to empower workers and ensure that public health orders on coronavirus are followed at their workplaces.
Aug 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.
Jun 24, 2020
Our frank and lively discussion with 82nd Attorney General Eric Holder was moderated by longtime Liberty Hill supporter and Champion Mitch Kamin. The event helped set the stage for the battles to come in the November election. Attendees expressed valid concerns about everything from voter turnout to disenfranchisement, and were willing to dive into these issues to discuss solutions and the way forward.
Funder Briefing with Congressmember Karen Bass and Representative Ayanna Pressley Highlights Importance of Investing in Community OrganizingJun 24, 2020
The Liberty Hill Foundation along with California Funders for Boys and Men of Color, Executive Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, and Funders for Justice, in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus, joined forces this month to host a lively discussion on Criminal Justice During COVID-19. The focus of the event was to highlight the current state of the movement to reinvest funds away from ineffective punitive measures like incarceration and towards proven models of re-entry, prevention and diversion.
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.
May 10, 2020
Earlier this month Liberty Hill convened an L.A. Organizers’ Virtual Town Hall that brought together more than 100 organizers and activists across L.A. County to share and strategize around the COVID-19 crisis and how we can best support the needs of our communities on the ground.
May 09, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, all of us are trying to do our best for the children in our lives — providing stability and a safe and caring home. But how do we best protect the 650 youth and young adults in Los Angeles County’s crowded juvenile facilities?
May 08, 2020
Our Ready to Rise partners are busier than ever -- providing enhanced mental and emotional health services, peer support groups, virtual learning, as well as financial and food assistance. These expanded services are meeting critical needs for families in crisis and youth coming home from lock-up.
May 07, 2020
$2.59 Million Awarded to 20 Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Community-Based Youth Development Services
Housing is Health: Reclaiming Our Homes Demands Housing for the Most Vulnerable in the Wake of COVID-19May 07, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and a longstanding housing crisis, families are fighting for their right to a safe place to live.