California Wellness Foundation
The Foster Youth Museum: Curating Loss and Transformation
The Foster Youth Museum, eight years in the making, had a resoundingly successful gallery show at Warehouse 416 in Oakland last month. Over two thousand people visited the exhibit, “Lost Childhoods,” a curated collection of art and artifacts donated by former foster youth that, in the words of museum co-director Jamie Lee Evans, are “the stories no one else will tell.”
Angel Enters Foster Care through Probation’s Door
A 20-year-old’s saga of abuse, incarceration and heartache illuminates the shadowy intersection of child welfare and juvenile justice. “Like a picture in a magazine.” That’s how Angel’s mother Leah wanted their small townhouse in Pacifica, California, to look.
Major California Grant Maker TCWF Taps Judy Belk As New CEO
Philanthropy veteran Judy Belk will become The California Wellness Foundation’s next CEO on April 7, the Woodland Hills-based grant maker announced on its website. Belk will succeed Diana Bontá, who stepped down in June after just 18 months on the job.