"The California Way means finding new solutions to big problems, and that's exactly what these leaders have demonstrated through their innovative work to tackle homelessness, climate change, and other challenges facing our state," says California Gov.
The James Irvine Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2023 Leadership Awards, which honor seven leaders from six organizations for solutions to "critical issues affecting millions of Californians," including housing and homelessness, tribal sovereignty, and family welfare, criminal justice reform, human rights, education, food insecurity, climate change, and economic justice, per a press release.
Each recipient receives a $250,000 grant to support their work, which " merits expansion, replication, or policy support," per the release.
Among this year's recipients: Chris Contreras, chief program officer of Brilliant Corners, for helping people exit homelessness through rapid housing placements and supportive services Linda Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage, for improving pay and working conditions for Californians through advocacy, organizing, and shifting the narrative about the value of work Blair Kreuzer and Delia Sharpe, current co-executive director and founding executive director of California Tribal Families Coalition, for advancing tribal sovereignty by unifying tribes to protect their children and families Maen Mahfoud, founder and chief executive officer of Replate Read the Entire Article
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