Letter from Byron Johnson – Capacity Building Initiative Officer at the East Bay Community Foundation Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am incredibly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the East Bay Community Foundation’s new Capacity Building Initiative Officer and to lead EBCF’s Black-led Organizations (BLO) Initiative. As a seasoned capacity builder and a native son, I
Statement At a time when immigrants are being targeted by increasingly hostile federal policies, we commend the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, which voted unanimously today to authorize the county’s first-ever immigrant legal defense program. The community-led program, which will be operated by the county’s public defender’s office, follows similar programs that have recently launched in San Francisco and
The East Bay Community Foundation vehemently opposes the President’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DREAMers are our co-workers, classmates, and neighbors. Their status is the result of selfless families who put their livelihoods at risk to provide a stable future for their children – a concept that is not foreign to many Americans.