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We’re hiring!

The GRACE and End Child Poverty California team is hiring a Sr. Policy Associate to support our advocacy and education efforts in Sacramento and across California. We’re looking for a combination of the following: If this sounds like the job for you, we look forward to receiving your application! If not for you, please share… Read More »

IMAGINE: $10 Billion to Fight Poverty

The 170+ End Child Poverty CA Coalition members are united in 2022! Together we’re supporting $10 Billion to Fight Poverty. Our plan is ambitious and absolutely achievable. In a state as rich and abundant as California, every child should be valued and free. Info and tools below. $10 Billion to Fight Poverty (Click to retweet)… Read More »

IMAGINE: Forward Together. No Going Back. 2023 ECPCA Campaign Launch

Our End Child Poverty California Coalition vision in 2023 is Forward together. No going back. We’re ready to work together. We’re ready to get amazing things done. The financial outlook for the year looks tough. But our 170+ organizations are committed to action. Together, our coalition can “Forward Together. No Going Back.” is a nod… Read More »

RELEASE: End Child Poverty California Coalition Statement of Principles on the Special Legislative Session

PASADENA, CA | November 29, 2022 We applaud Governor Newsom and Legislative leaders for calling to meet in a special session focused on reclaiming a portion of the record windfall profits that oil companies have taken by gouging Californians.  A majority of low-income California families – disproportionately Black, Latinx, and other Californians of color struggle… Read More »

GRACE @ White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition

Last week our policy associate Yesenia Jimenez was in Washington DC at the White House Conference on Hunger and Health. The next weekend she was back in LA celebrating her birthday with family. Just a few days before her birthday, Yesenia sat two rows away from the President of the United States. What. A. Week. #WHConfHungerHealth brought… Read More »

GRACE Welcomes Andrew and Emmerald

The GRACE Team Is Expanding! We’re excited to announce the addition of two new staff members and welcome them to the larger GRACE & End Child Poverty CA community! Andrew Cheyne, Managing Director of Public Policy, will play a key role in leading GRACE’s anti-poverty policy agenda. Emmerald Evans, Policy Associate, will focus on supporting… Read More »

Interested in Baby Bonds? ECPCA Has You Covered

Update: July 20, 2022 GRACE Celebrates Groundbreaking $115 Million Investment in HOPE Accounts for Children Orphaned by COVID-19 and Foster Youth! Governor Gavin Newsom approved the state’s 2022-2023 budget with vital investments secured for over 32,000 children orphaned by COVID and children who are in long-term foster care. GRACE & End Child Poverty California (ECPCA), John… Read More »

What does the Legislature’s budget proposal mean for fighting child poverty?

Two-House Budget Agreement Highlights from ECPCA’s $10 Billion to Fight Poverty Budget Campaign We are thrilled and appreciative to see many of the budget proposals supported by our Coalition reflected in the Legislature’s proposed state budget. We see these as vital to keeping the momentum on ending child poverty in California. In total, we estimate the… Read More »

GRACE & ECPCA Statement on CA Legislature’s Joint Budget Proposal

Statement by Shimica Gaskins, President & CEO of GRACE/End Child Poverty CA: “We are celebrating today’s announcement that the legislature’s latest budget deal includes a $100 million on-going commitment for HOPE accounts. Creating HOPE accounts for the tens of thousands of California children who lost a parent to COVID and long-term foster youth provides targeted… Read More »

Daughters of Charity Offer Prayer for Those Seeking Peace & Safety

Image: A day after the mass killing of children in Uvalde, and 11 days after the racist killing of 10 Black grocery shoppers in Buffalo, the George Floyd memorial offers a place for collective grief in Minneapolis, two years after his killing At GRACE and End Child Poverty CA we are mothers, siblings, daughters. We’re… Read More »

RELEASE: Senate Budget Plan Targets Equitable and Innovative Investments to Put California’s Wealth to Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2022 Contacts: Linda Swank, lindaswank@grace-inc.org, 626-356-4206 The alignment of the Senate’s budget priorities and End Child Poverty’s $10 Billion to Fight Poverty package signals an exciting opportunity this legislative cycle for joint advocacy and collaboration between legislative leaders and anti-poverty advocates The California Senate outlined equity & prosperity as their… Read More »