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September 26, 2016

Today marks an important shift away from the criminalization of the state’s child victims of commercial sexual exploitation. We are thrilled to announce that Governor Brown signed SB 1322 (Mitchell), important legislation that ensures children will not be subjected to a criminal charge of solicitation or prostitution. CLC has been a proud supporter of this bill and of the 2014 actions that provided a pathway to child welfare services for child victims of sex trafficking. We are committed to ending the incarceration of children for their victimization, and instead advocating for the supports and services they need to heal.

September 15, 2016

Instead of going to school, school will come to you.

That’s the prize-winning idea behind RISE High, a proposed Los Angeles charter high school designed to serve homeless and foster children whose educations are frequently disrupted.

Los Angeles educators Kari Croft, 29, and Erin Whalen, 26, who came up with the idea, won $10 million in XQ: The Super School Project, a high school redesign competition funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs.

RISE is one of 10 $10-million winning school projects nationwide. Winners receive the prize money over five years.  

September 14, 2016

Are you aware of the XQ America Competition? There will be a big announcement today at 12 PT / 3 ET - it will be live streamed on facebook. To watch the live announcement, visit the XQ America page here:

To learn more about this amazing project, visit their website here:

August 30, 2016

CEDAR CITY — Sometimes Desean Holmes had to focus on what he’d given to the game of football in order to ease the pain of losing another opportunity to play collegiately.

The four-star receiver from Pasadena, California, was committed to USC, signed with San Diego State and seriously was being considered by Michigan before all of those situations evaporated because the turmoil in his home life caused him so much trouble in the classroom.


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