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May 15, 2017
California uses $2.5 million in WIOA discretionary funds to support “Workforce Navigation” for immigrants

More than 1 in 3 Californians was born in another country, and the state’s workforce system is moving to address systems-alignment and coordination issues to improve services to immigrants and English Language Learners.  On May 1, the California Workforce Development Board and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency announced the award of five grants to local workforce boards to support pilot “Workforce Navigator” programs over the next 18 months.

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Philanthropic News
February 6, 2017
Inside Philanthropy: Scary Times: Foundations, Trumpism, and the Fear Factor

It took a bit of time, but foundation leaders—some of them, anyway—are now speaking out against the Trump administration’s executive orders banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim countries.

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Statement
February 6, 2017

More than 200 philanthropic institutions signed in support of this statement on immigration, representing local, state, regional, and national foundations from across the country. 

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Press Release
January 30, 2017

The membership of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) elected to its board of directors Evan Bacalao, of Open Society Foundations; Dina Merrell, of The Chicago Bar Foundation; Shawn Morehead, of the New York Community Trust; and Luna Yasui, of the Ford Foundation.

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