At its Winter 2013 meeting, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded fellowships of $12,000 each for the following faculty projects:

“Neighborhood Stabilization in the Los Angeles Metro Area,” Kenya Covington, California State University Northridge

“Where do we go from here? The effects of the ‘Great Recession’ on California’s Community Colleges and their Students,” Luciana Dar, University of California, Riverside

“The Emerging Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Creating a Path to College for Low-Income and Minority Students,” Roberta Espinoza, Pitzer College

“Holding on by a Thread: Patterns of Improvement Among High Achieving Latina High School Students,” Monica G. Garcia, California State University, Northridge

“Group Mentoring and Social-Emotional Competence,” Leslie Ponciano, Loyola Marymount University

“Projecting the Impact of the ACA among Immigrants in California,” Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, University of California, Los Angeles

“Smart Grid and Disaster Management in Southern California,” Juliana Wang, University of Southern California

“River Underground: The Politics of Bringing the Santa Ana Basin Back to Life,” Heather Williams, Pomona College