• Reflection After VOICE: East Contra Costa County

    Last week in East Contra Costa County, we came together with residents from across the region — from Pittsburg to Pleasant Hill — to talk about the issues of the day in the county, and their respective cities and neighborhoods. We think it’s important to share more broadly what we are hearing in the VOICE […]

  • After VOICE: San Francisco County

    Growing up in a house of community advocates where social justice was an everyday conversation–from the dinner table to car rides to and from school–the importance of place and purpose is deeply engrained in how I believe change can happen. That is why I am so grateful for the conversations we are having in the […]

  • After VOICE: Marin County

    We’re half way through the VOICE listening sessions we are holding throughout the Bay Area and what we are learning will have practical application, informing our immediate work and the next decade of our work expanding opportunity and shared prosperity in the region. The conversation in Marin held true to that mission. Many of you […]

  • Reflection after VOICE: San Mateo County

    Earlier this week, for VOICE: San Mateo County, we met with over 125 residents and service providers, public officials and advocates, congregational leaders and teachers from San Mateo, Redwood City, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, San Carlos, Daly City, San Bruno, Menlo Park, and South San Francisco. To understand the county, is to understand the diversity […]

  • Reflection After VOICE: South Alameda County

    Last week for VOICE: South Alameda County, we met with over 100 residents and service providers, public officials and advocates, congregational leaders and teachers from Newark, Union City, Livermore, San Leandro, Pleasanton, Fremont and Hayward. We want to share with you, and reflect on, the lived experiences and stories of the families that were shared […]

  • Reflection after Voice: West Contra Costa

    Last week, we kicked off the first of seven listening sessions throughout the Bay Area in West Contra Costa, joining with residents, community leaders and public officials from Richmond, San Pablo, Martinez, Pinole, Hercules, El Cerrito and more. We were heartened by the large turn out, the energy that filled the room, and the conversations […]