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- Porch Light Initiative profiled on www.rwf.org
This groundbreaking program is a collaboration between the Mural Arts Program (MAP) and the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) where artists are paired with individuals receiving treatment for behavioral health challenges to design, paint and hang large-scale murals.
View the video on www.rwjf.org.
- Marlene Sanchez, Executive Director of the Center for Young Women’s Development, featured on the cover of the Spring 2013 issue of the California Health Report magazine.
"On a February night in 1996, Marlene Sanchez found herself handcuffed and locked up in a San Francisco police holding cell. For the 15-year-old Sanchez, this was routine." Fifteen years later Sanchez is committed to improving the conditions for young women who have found themselves in situations much like her own.
Read her story.
- LFP Grantee speakers at TEDMED 2013
Dr. America Bracho, President and CEO of Latino Health Access, a nationally recognized model of community action and Dr. Gary Slutkin, Founder and Executive Director of Cure Violence, a nationally and internationally recognized model to reverse the spread of violence, were speakers.
Learn more about TEDMED.
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