Calm Voices & Community Conversations on Immigration

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Tonight President Obama will announce a sweeping plan to use his executive authority to act on immigration reform. His plan will allow hundreds of thousands of Californians to move out of the shadows and live openly without fear of deportation. The president’s measured approach of simply extending temporary legal status to Dreamers and families of U.S. citizens, without wading into debates around healthcare or citizenship, offer a path forward in a debate that has been stalled for decades.

With strong leadership from our President and powerful community voices like the Napa Valley Community Foundation leading a constructive and forward-looking conversation about immigration, we can make progress on this difficult and polarizing issue. In May of 2012, the Napa Valley Community Foundation released a report and convened the community for the first in a series of discussions. You can read a case study on how FCP helped in the process here. One of the lasting legacies of this effort has been that the Foundation provided the community with high-quality data, a safe space to discuss its impacts, and videos to share personal perspectives on the issue.

Here is Angela’s perspective on immigration:

Giving Thanks (For the Non-Obvious Stuff)

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As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, its a great moment to reflect on gratitude.  At FCP, we are thankful for our clients and the work they ask us to do.  We are also grateful for our collaborators, colleagues and friends.  As individuals, we are thankful for our family, our health and our community.  So, in honor of the day, we wanted to share some non-obvious things we are thankful for.

Hey, FCP team…what are you thankful for?

Edit: Gorgeous walks to and from work. I am so lucky to live right near Lake Merritt and walk to work every morning. I am greeted with sunshine reflecting off the water in the morning and the “necklace of lights” that encircles Lake Merritt in the evening. Top that off with a view of the Cathedral of Light, and what more could a girl ask for?

Debra: Dialectical Thinking, Perseverance, & the Bay Area

Zoe: the tasty cappuccinos at Modern Coffee

Sarah: I was able to visit Mendocino County for the first time.

Josh (The Intern): Good Bay Area sports teams/ESPN Insider, cooking, music and the Internet

Dan: Great fiction, SportsCenter, Spotify, and the 24/7 news cycle (sometimes). And given that the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah won’t happen again for 70,000 years, I’m thankful for seeing this happen as well.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!