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Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

The Changing Face of California's Juvenile Justice System

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo In the coming months the state of California will see much of its juvenile state prison responsibilities handed down to counties. I...

Oakland, California at the Forefront of Rooftop Revolution

Caroline Henderson | Posted 11.09.2011 | San Francisco
Caroline Henderson

What is Solar Mosaic? What does it look when an entire community goes solar? Today, Oakland, California is showing the rest of the country what's poss...

California's Turning Tide on Youth Prisons

Jakada Imani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jakada Imani

Seven years ago, the Ella Baker Center's Books Not Bars Campaign started calling for closing California's youth prisons. People laughed in our faces.

California: Protecting Public Safety by Preserving the Safety Net

Margaret Dooley-Sammuli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margaret Dooley-Sammuli

Because of California's continuing budget crises, the question is no longer will we cut the corrections' budget but how.

What Would Van Do?

Jakada Imani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jakada Imani

Now, more than ever, we must redouble our efforts to create a green-collar economy that truly creates opportunity for all.