We are pleased to highlight four insightful Key Perspectives posts, written exclusively for SCLN’s new Issues Forum. The thought pieces feature our region’s top leaders discussing important Southern California issues that matter to them on the topics of law and society; Southern California’s global connections; and healthy communities. Share your own thoughts on these topics by commenting in the Issues Forum:
Law & Society – When Empathy Just Isn’t Enough “Staggering statistic: one in five children in the United States lives in poverty. Grim reality: our measure of the federal poverty line is outdated and no longer relevant,” writes Gisselle Acevedo, President & CEO of Para Los Niños.
Global Connections – Diversity as Our Strength “The future well-being of our region depends on immigrants and their children successfully integrating into the mainstream of civic life and the economy,” writes Antonia Hernandez, President & CEO of The California Community Foundation.
Healthy Communities – The Healthy World I Dream Of “The work of most of us in the nonprofit world can be boiled down to one essential: we are striving to improve the health of our communities. That’s our ultimate goal, whether we’re literally providing health and human services, working to save the environment, or fighting for social justice,” writes Lorri Jean (LLA ’96), CEO of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
Healthy Communities – Understanding Where Health Happens “Tell me your ZIP code and I’ll tell how long you’re going to live,” writes Dr. Robert Ross, President & CEO of The California Endowment.