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From Power to Impact

by Justine Dodgen Sherry Lansing – Translating a high-power career into impact on education Did you ever think that your high school math teacher might one day be one of Hollywood’s leading executives? For Sherry Lansing’s students, this idea may have been no surprise. Starting her career as a high school Read more…

Managing a Giant

by Jeremy Loudenback For William T. Fujioka, a distinguished 40-year career in public service began in humble circumstances. In 1972, Fujioka started working in the public sector as a custodian for Santa Cruz County. But after rising through the ranks in jobs for both the City of Los Angeles and Read more…

Lunch with a Leader : Doane Liu

Conversations about governance, policy, and leadership December 9, 2014 12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch with a Leader provides students with the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders as well as share their ideas and gain inspiration for effective governance in an enjoyable, informal setting. Doane Liu, Deputy Read more…

The League of Women Voters

by Jeremy Loudenback In the June, only a quarter of California voters cast ballots in the state’s primary election, a record low. In Los Angeles, similar concerns about voter turnout aren’t new. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission highlighted the city’s woeful record of voting and civic engagement, which has stimulated calls Read more…

The Art of Governance

by Jeremy Loudenback Museums have traditionally been designed as lofty displays of city treasures, part of a high-minded celebration of civic pageantry. But more recently, museums are no longer content to remain gilded repositories of art on a shining hill, removed from city affairs. Cultural institutions have assumed a new role Read more…

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