Bob’s Blog: Regarding Kobe

It is with a heavy heart that we celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant, who brought the will and determination of a champion to the community of Los Angeles.  I had the pleasure of meeting Kobe in his advocacy work on homelessness and the HomeWalk some years ago, and in recent years his advocacy presence for women in sports was equally inspiring.

Our hearts and prayers keep him, his daughter Gianna, as well as all of the victims and families affected by this untimely tragedy.  Let us channel Kobe’s legendary tenacity and resolve into the work of social justice and equity for all.


Learn how we are using the immense power in belonging to help build a healthier, more just California for All.

We are advancing
health and racial
equity in California

Health Systems

Our health system works best when every Californian has access to quality and affordable health care.

Justice Reinvestment

Re-imagining a criminal justice system that centers on prevention and healing.

Inclusive Community Development

Our communities and neighborhoods thrive when policies advance health and racial equity for all Californians.

Power Infrastructure

Building Power in resilient communities across the state for a stronger California.


Academic achievement, inclusive learning environments and health go hand in hand.