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Ron Finley – Los Angeles Hero – Urban Guerilla Gardner

| California Heroes | January 8, 2014

  Ron Finley is igniting a (horti)cultural revolution!  Ron Finley envisions a world where gangstasgarden, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food. Ron Finley is ready to realize his vision for community gardening and rejuvenation. Let’s grow this […]

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Reverend Cecil Williams – Glide Memorial Church

| California Heroes | December 3, 2013

A New Church That No Longer Rejects Members Of Our Society “I went to every bar and flop joint I could and said, ‘I’m asking you to give yourself the opportunity to see why you belong on Earth,’ Nobody else ever said that to them, ‘you belong here.’” –Rev. Cecil Williams quoted in San Francisco […]

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Dr. Mimi Halper Silbert – Delancey Street

| California Heroes | November 6, 2013

A Hero To Former Substance Abusers, Ex-Convicts, Homeless and Others The dynamic force behind Delancey Street is its President & CEO, Dr. Mimi Halper Silbert. Although she does not share the same background as her fellow residents, she lives at Delancey Street, abides by its rules, and takes no salary. Her tenacious spirit and unlimited […]

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Marie Jobling – A Hero To Seniors

| California Heroes | October 7, 2013

Marie Has Devoted Her Life To Helping Seniors Marie Jobling is Director of the Community Living Campaign. As principle with GLUE Consulting, she has provided analysis, consulting and technical support services to a range of community-based senior, disability, care and housing provider organizations. She recently completed the study and report, Transitional Care Blueprint for Change: […]

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Margaret Brodkin – A Hero to San Francisco Kids

| California Heroes | October 5, 2013

Margaret Brodkin’s leadership has transformed the landscape for children in San Francisco  Margaret is recognized as the “Mother of the San Francisco Children’s Fund,” a $50 million annual fund that made San Francisco the first city in the country to provide local dedicated funding for children. Margaret is a trained group worker, held a Licensed Clinical […]