Focusing on Advocacy

The time is now for foundations, large and small, to engage in public policy.

Organizations and individuals focused on social change understand the importance of influencing public policies for improved community outcomes. Karen Bass was no different. Focusing initially on health care as a physician assistant, Bass began organizing residents of South Los Angeles around the crack epidemic that was devastating families and communities. Two decades later, Bass’s organization—Community Coalition—is a true community institution focused on creating, influencing, and...

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