Op-Ed By Mark Ridley-Thomas I recently had the opportunity to see Austin Beutner in action as the new superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District when we both visited the Boys Academic Leadership Academy at George Washington Preparatory High School in South L.A. LAUSD is at a pivotal moment and must take advantage of […]
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The number of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County fell for the first time in four years to 53,195 — a three percent decline — according to the 2018 Homeless Count. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which conducted the Count, also saw a record number of people placed into housing, as well as […]
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kathryn Barger to create a countywide support network that will enable veterans to help fellow veterans, and allocate $20 million to provide housing for veterans experiencing mental health issues and housing challenges in Los Angeles County. “It is fitting that we are […]
Two hundred tech professionals, child welfare leaders, government officials and foster youth came together at Los Angeles’ “Silicon Beach” to explore technology as a solution for some of the toughest issues facing LA County’s foster care system. “With your ideas and your fresh perspectives, we can continue to refine the role of technology in helping […]