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RELEASE: Assembly member Mia Bonta Launched “It Takes a Village Act” with GRACE, End Child Poverty California, and the Cradle to Career Coalition

ALL OF US TOGETHER: Read on about how Assembly member Mia Bonta (D-Oakland), along with cosponsors GRACE, End Child Poverty California, and the Cradle to Career Coalition, are empowering community-based networks with the funding they need to join forces in the fight against poverty. She says, “I am proud to coauthor the ‘It Takes a… Read More »

RELEASE: California Anti-Poverty Organizations Applaud Legislation to Strengthen Safety Net for Children Impacted by COVID-19 and Lay Groundwork for “Baby Bonds”

OUR FUTURE TO LOOK FORWARD TO:  There are important efforts moving ahead in the Senate. GRACE/End Child Poverty in California (ECPCA), and Liberation in a Generation talk about the Hope, Opportunity, Perseverance, and Empowerment (HOPE) for Children Act of 2022 (or SB 854). Read about the efforts being done and what this Act entails for… Read More »

RELEASE: Senator Susan Rubio’s Bill Champions Young Child Tax Credit Expansion

UPDATE & EXPANSION: Read on! We are making strides and our voices heard for our children and our caregivers. Read more about how Senator Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, this past month introduced a bill expanding the eligibility for the child tax credit, which will help struggling families and reduce poverty. SB 860 expands the eligibility of… Read More »

GRACE’s Conway Collis Announces Shimica Gaskins of the Children Defense Fund Will Succeed Him as President and CEO

Founding President & CEO of GRACE and End Child Poverty CA Conway Collis announced today that Shimica Gaskins will serve as the organization’s next President and CEO. Gaskins currently serves as Executive Director of the Children’s Defense Fund-California, She will assume her new role with GRACE on August 9th.  “It has been an honor and… Read More »

End Child Poverty in California Leadership Announcement

Partners, Friends, and Colleagues: We make today’s announcement that Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, GRACE/End Child Poverty CA’s Vice President of Policy and Advocacy has accepted the position of Chief Deputy at the California Children and Families Commission (First 5 California), with pride, and congratulations to Jackie in her new position, and deep gratitude for her service.  … Read More »

Honoring Civil Rights Hero, John Lewis

Civil Rights Hero and Congressmember John Lewis died Friday, July 17, 2020. His light, guidance and words remain very much with us. Three years ago, Rep. Lewis led the rally that launched GRACE’s End Child Poverty in California campaign. He told us: “Never, ever give up on any child. Never.” Here is a clip of… Read More »

2020 Wins for the End Child Poverty California Movement

We want to share End Child Poverty California movement wins from the most recent California budget. In spite of the fact that this continues to be an incredibly difficult year, we are moving forward together. We’re proud to work with such a phenomenal group of partners, parents and advocates. We believe ALL our children deserve… Read More »

End Child Poverty California Movement Meets with Congress Members to Urge Support for Children and Families

End Child Poverty movement co-chairs Dolores Huerta and Conway Collis, alongside dozens of End Child Poverty California movement partners, have begun speaking directly with members of Congress in California and now others across the country during the COVID-19 crisis. In the video advocacy calls, partners are sharing stories of what they are seeing on the… Read More »

RELEASE: Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Dear Partners and Supporters, I want to share the statement below with you from GRACE’s sponsors, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (part of Daughters of Charity USA) on the murder of George Floyd expressing the outrage and commitment to action that we all feel in the deepest… Read More »