The Many Rules of Language

The Many Rules of Language Guest Post - Gabriela Robles, Chief Executive Being "impeccable with our words" frequently crosses my mind. We often emphasize the "T.H.I.N.K" message to our children once they are old enough to comprehend it. If you're unfamiliar with T.H.I.N.K, it encourages pausing before speaking and asking if what you are about

Community Healing by Empowering Leaders

Community Healing by Empowering Leaders At the St. Joseph Fund (SJF), we foster lively, hopeful, healthy, and just communities. Our latest initiatives, Healing Tides: NHPI Leadership + Renewal and Cultivate to Illuminate: Community Healing and Resilience, embody this mission by supporting community healing for several leaders and their organizations in Southern California.   What Do

Rooted In Love: The Healing Tides Initiative

  Rooted In Love: The Healing Tides Initiative   The Healing Tides: NHPI Leadership + Renewal Initiative recently concluded Phase 1. This unique program is dedicated to the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) community and supports the participation of two leaders from each partner organization. This strategic approach harnesses the power of diverse perspectives, enhances

Rediscovering Community: Building on Lessons from the Pandemic

Building community through our initiatives (Healing Tides NHPI Leadership + Renewal Convening) Rediscovering Community: Building on Lessons from the Pandemic Guest Post: Gabriela Robles, Chief Executive, St. Joseph Fund Four years ago, as we entered the summer months, we operated in organized chaos. We have come a long way since 2020. The pandemic

Equitable College Access Begins with Affordability

Equity in College Access Begins with Affordability Guest Post - Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships In recent years, discussions around college admissions have spotlighted various efforts to enhance equitable college access. Some work has been done to improve access, such as direct eligibility and automated admissions. For instance, where I live in Long Beach,

Equitable Education Begins Before Birth

Equitable Education Begins Before Birth   At the end of 2023, St. Joseph Fund (SJF) celebrated the conclusion of its Education Initiative's inaugural year. This initiative aimed to establish and strengthen relationships with community partners in Washington state and focused on developing capacity-building strategies to strengthen internal policies and systems toward equitable education. The BIPOC-led

Building Resilience: Disaster Relief Grant Impacts Around the Globe

Providing families in Turkey and Syria with critical supplies. Photo courtesy of Caritas. Building Resilience: Disaster Relief Grant Impacts Around the Globe As the grantmaking foundation of Providence, SJF's disaster response and resilience strategy prioritizes immediate relief, long-term recovery, and preparedness for vulnerable communities. With the rising frequency and severity of disasters globally,

NHPI Healing Tides Initiative Phase 1 – Wrap-Up

NHPI Healing Tides Initiative Phase 1 – Wrap-Up Guest Post - Jason Lacsmana, Director, Programs and Partnerships Our Healing Tides: NHPI Leadership + Renewal Initiative leaders completed Phase 1 of the unique program dedicated to the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander community. This initiative is special because it was mindfully built to address specific communities’ needs.

Avoiding Burnout with Bucket Fillers

Avoiding Burnout with Bucket Fillers Guest Post - Gabriela Robles, Chief Executive, St. Joseph Fund, and Chief Mission Integration Officer, South Division, Providence St. Joseph Health Not only is May Mental Health Month, but I’ve noticed more peers expressing feelings of burnout, so I thought it a good time to share my experiences with burnout

Rooted In Love: Birth Justice Collaborative

Photos Courtesy of Hummingbird Indigenous Services and Surge Reproductive Justice   Rooted In Love: Birth Justice Collaborative At the end of 2023, St. Joseph Fund (SJF) wrapped its Education Initiative's inaugural year. The initiative worked to build relationships with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community partners in Washington state to strengthen capacity

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