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Awards Ceremony

The Durfee Foundation requests the pleasure of your company at our Awards Ceremony to honor the new class of Sabbatical and Stanton Fellows. Monday, December 4, 2017…

Denny Zane

Denny Zane is the Founder and Executive Director of Move LA, a housing and transit activist, and a former mayor of Santa Monica. He will investigate a…

Molly Rysman

Molly Rysman is the Housing and Homelessness Deputy for L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. She notes that more money than ever is going into homelessness, more housing is being built,…

Mary Lee

Mary Lee is the Deputy Director of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing racial, economic and social equity. Her inquiry takes into account the rapid…

Marielena Hincapié

Marielena Hincapié is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center.  The question she seeks to answer is: What does it take for immigrants to feel and…

Shane Goldsmith

Shane Murphy Goldsmith is the President and CEO of the Liberty Hill Foundation, a social justice grantmaking organization with a 40-plus history. She also serves on the Los…

Manal Aboelata

Manal J. Aboelata is Managing Director at Prevention Institute, a public health organization that seeks to prevent illness, violence, trauma and injury before they occur.  She will…

Lost Angels Children’s Project

Lost Angels’ mission is to build futures by building cars. Based in Lancaster, the program engages neighborhood youth in after-school programs in vintage car restoration and art. Lost Angels has…

LA Compost

LA Compost’s goal is to connect people with the soil that feeds them. By creating composting hubs at schools, neighborhood organizations and community gardens, LA Compost creates…

POPS the Club

POPS the Club provides a space for high school students struggling with the Pain of the Prison System. Most of the students who attend POPS club meetings…