Get to Know Liberty Hill's 2018 Leaders to Watch

by Shane Goldsmith on May 22, 2018

Remember what it was like to be a kid? What would you have done, at 12 years old, if you couldn’t breathe because of the oil drilling site next door? What if, at 16 you were sent to jail for being late to school? What would you do today if you lost your home because the landlord increased your rent beyond your means?

Would you be paralyzed by fear or would you fight back?

Why Justice Begins at Home

by Shane Goldsmith on April 16, 2018

These days the news can be overwhelming. Stories of violence, injustice and oppression fill our feeds almost daily. Meanwhile, hateful ideas are being given an increasingly visible platform at the national level. These problems can be daunting, and sometimes it’s hard to even know where to start. But the worst thing we can do in a time of so much need is become overwhelmed.

My Fight For Youth Justice

by Shane Goldsmith on January 30, 2018

If someone offered you $100,000 and two years to think deeply about how to solve a big problem, what problem would you tackle? As a recipient of the 2018 Stanton Fellowship, I have just that opportunity. For me, that big question is how we create a youth development system that gives our kids a chance to lead productive lives, and to be the brothers, the fathers, the friends, the leaders they were meant to be.

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

by Shane Goldsmith on October 04, 2017

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.

Frontlines to Headlines - September 2017

by Crystal Shaw on September 26, 2017

Frontlines to Headlines

A digest of press clips about Liberty Hill & the organizers we support

In 2015 Community Coalition filed a lawsuit against LAUSD over the district’s misuse of funds dedicated to disadvantaged students.

THE STORY BEHIND THE AWARD

by Anonymous (not verified) on October 11, 2012

Here are remarks made by Vincent, Liberty Hill's Deputy Director of Common Agenda, at today's Grantmakers for Children Youth and Families Annual Conference in El Paso, where he received that groups' first-ever Emerging Leader in Philanthropy award.