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A Glimpse into the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship Program & 2021 Cohort

A photo collage of the Democracy & Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellows 2021

This spring, California Humanities launched the 2021 Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship Program to support students enrolled at California community colleges. Through a competitive application process, $88,000 in fellowship funds were awarded to eight community colleges supporting 31 student journalists. Ranging from rural far northern California to …

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Congratulations to the Library Innovation Lab 2020 & 2021 Cohorts

A collage of photos from LIL programs.

Now entering its fifth year, our Library Innovation Lab (LIL), a nationally– recognized program, supports California’s public libraries in welcoming newcomers and fostering more inclusive communities across our state. Over the past four years, 42 California libraries have participated in the program, reaching over 40,000 Californians through their project activities. Library participants receive a nine-month practice-based professional development experience and …

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California Black Freedom Fund New Funding

A flyer with a black and white background showing persons holding signs in protest. It includes details of the program.

As part of a new, five-year, $100 million initiative dedicated to Black power-building and organizing in California, Akonadi Foundation joins other funders for the California Black Freedom Fund to provide grants to Black-led organizing efforts working to eradicate systemic and institutional racism. In its second round of grantmaking, California Black Freedom Fund will prioritize …

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