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Hands forming the shape of hearts

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming." -Alice Walker Like you, I’ve had a heavy heart over the past week. In the wake of George Floyd’s...

Carolyn Wang Kong's parents

I usually have to explain how I came to be born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because, well, how does a Chinese American family end up in the South in the 1970s? My family’s story is one that isn’t...

This article previously appeared in Philanthropy Women : During a class at the Harvard School of Public Health, Debbie Chang’s instructor showed a picture of a tractor in the middle of a field in...

Group of hula dancers holding hands

As we continue to shelter in place and adjust how we function in our daily lives, I try to stay positive and find the “silver lining”. This is one of the many Native Hawaiian cultural practices we’ve...

Ethnic media headlines

As a former Public Information Officer, I watched the first San Francisco Bay Area coronavirus press conferences with enormous interest. This was a bold step in which our region would lead the nation...

Portrait of Ray Baxter
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Reflections on a year with the Foundation, capping a career in health This post started out as an appreciation for the past year I spent leading this Foundation: why I came here, what I gained from...

rural road

I grew up in a house that was full of political debate, but it wasn’t until I was a teen that I realized that my parents didn’t vote. “Why aren’t you voting?” I asked. “Why bother? We would cancel...

group of people holding hands
Carolyn Wang Kong Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Earlier this year, a divided United States Supreme Court struck down a lower court’s ruling that delayed the Trump Administration’s proposed change to the so-called “public charge” rule , clearing...

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If I were to pick a theme for 2020, it would be the year of taking a stand. We can say with confidence that our world, our state, and our communities are changing and being challenged in ways that...

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