February 9 2016

Los Angeles (Feb. 9, 2016) – The California Endowment today announced a $50,000 grant to Flintridge Center to support the planning process for the Pasadena/Altadena violence prevention plan known as the Vision 20/20 initiative. Funds will be used to help boost the impact and effectiveness of Vison 20/20 by identifying and filling gaps in programs and services.

“We must do better for underserved Californians by providing the right mix of services and creating opportunities for them to flourish. Vision 20/20 aims to do just that,” said Robert K. Ross, MD, president and CEO of The Endowment. “The California Endowment is especially pleased to provide these funds to boost prevention resources and increase opportunities for underserved and disenfranchised youth and adults that help keep our kids and communities safe.”

The Vision 20/20 coalition is currently developing career paths, training, and a network of relevant services for youth and adults. In addition, they are working to promote greater alignment and integration of the community-based service providers serving the community. The planning effort is staffed by a mix of individuals to ensure a balance of voices that include grass roots constituents, youth, nonprofits, faith leaders, government and business.

“We are tremendously grateful to the California Endowment,” said Jaylene Moseley, President of Flintridge Center. “This important funding will support a planning process to deepen the impact of the coalition’s work in the community.”

About The California Endowment

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at www.calendow.org.

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