California Advocacy Client Homeboy Industries Receives $15 Million in State Funding To Support Training and Re-Entry Program

To advance its workforce training and reentry program in collaboration with the California Workforce Development Board, Homeboy Industries has been awarded $15 million from the State of California’s 2021–2022 budget (CWDB). $5 million of the funding will be for Homeboy Industries to build Hope Kitchen, which will serve as a training facility for formerly incarcerated individuals. For more than 33 years, Homeboy Industries has helped

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California Ports Get Much Needed Investments to the Tune of $2.3 Billion, Benefiting California Advocacy’s Client

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state’s fiscal year budget in 2022 with an unprecedented $2.3 billion set aside for port infrastructure renovations and enhancements. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, a client of California Advocacy, has prioritized building a new Goods Movement Training Campus in the San Pedro Bay port complex. The budget includes $110 million for this project. State legislators invested in

California Advocacy helps UCLA empower Latina leadership.

California’s 2023 Budget now includes ongoing funding to sustain the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute’s growth and allow for the Initiative to transition to an official Institute at UCLA. California Advocacy’s team performed legislative advocacy services for the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute. As a result, the institute received $15 million in state funds for the Unseen Latinas Initiative for research, policy