Children's Defense Fund Announces New Leader

Children's Defense Fund – California is ecstatic to report that our new executive director, Shimica Gaskins, will be joining us on June 5. Our search for a new leader involved a multiple interview process and engaged staff, board members, national team members and, of course, our fearless founder, Marian Wright Edelman. In short, we were seeking a brave leader to serve CDF-CA externally and internally, and we ultimately are excited for Shimica to be that leader.

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HIV Pre-Exposure prophylaxis Services Come to Charles R. Drew University & Martin Luther King, Jr Outpatient Center Campuses

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Understanding California’s Lobbying Disclosure Laws

Dear partners – Join the ACLU of California and Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy attorneys for a FREE training session to help support your statewide advocacy. AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy initiative has collaborated with thousands of nonprofit organizations, working with their leaders, staff, and volunteers to understand the legal issues involved in public policy work.

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'Dramatic increase' in sexually transmitted diseases in Orange County

Condom use is declining. KPCC covers STDs in Orange County, and WeCanStopSTDsLA is featured. Read more of the story here.

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Now Open: Winter Shelter for Transitional Age Youth

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces that the Winter Shelter operated by Home at Last, with SSG HOPICS, is now open and located at 2514 W. Vernon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008. This shelter is reserved for TAY (transitional age youth 18-24).

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STD Prevention Success Story

WeCanStopSTDsLA continues to be featured on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website as a “success story” of engaging community members in addressing the high rates and numbers of STDs at the community level! 

Read the story here!

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