Contra Costa Housing Summit 2018

  Thank you to all of you who attended Ensuring Opportunity’s Contra Costa Housing Summit on March 26. Sign up for our email list to receive updates on our work and opportunities for immediate and continued engagement at the state, regional…

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The Ensuring Opportunity Campaign  is a collaborative effort to end poverty in Contra Costa County by addressing structural causes at the policy level. We believe direct services are essential to addressing the impact of poverty but that services alone are not enough to…

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    It is time for Contra Costa County communities to unite to ensure a just, vibrant, and compassionate quality of life for all of our residents. Ending poverty in Contra Costa can only happen when we take action! Join…

Ensuring Opportunity Updates

Don’t miss out! Upcoming events on storytelling, housing advocacy, nonprofit lobbying

Today we are pleased to promote several upcoming events on storytelling, housing advocacy, and nonprofit lobbying: August 29: Affordable Housing Now! The Veterans and Affordable Housing Act September 13: Wait, Whose Movement is This? September 18: How Nonprofits Can Legally Advocate September 27: Bay…

July 24 – Join us for a Day of Action to protect immigrants and address racial disparities in the county’s criminal justice system

  Tomorrow, July 24, the Board of Supervisors will hold hearings on two critical issues for our community. Please join us in Martinez to make your voice heard. Share this message with other to help spread the word. Speak up in…

What – and whom – should our next District Attorney stand for?

What – and whom – should our next District Attorney stand for? The county’s choice of a new District Attorney can help end local poverty … or make it worse By Mariana Moore Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Director Following the resignation…

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Ensuring Opportunity Blog: Aligning our advocacy work with our values

By Zuleika Godinez, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign I recently attended the national YIMBYTown conference in Oakland to learn more about what policies Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) housing advocates are supporting. While I learned lots of useful information about the housing…

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Ensuring Opportunity Blog: Fact: The solution to homelessness is housing

By Lavonna Martin, MPH, MPA, guest contributor The ways in which communities across the country have addressed the complexity of homelessness over the past few decades is indeed varied, with mixed outcomes.  In my more than twenty years of working…

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