The mission of the Courageous Conversation® Global Foundation is to elevate racial consciousness through interracial healing. We believe that the key to driving systemic change in communities all over the world is uniting people of all races and helping them engage in authentic, sustained, and compelling interracial dialogue. During this session, we will be talking about creating safe spaces for learning, solidarity, and transformation to occur. If we are to eradicate racism, this is the hard work that must be done.

Trinity Youth Services, nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, has been improving children’s lives through positive community impact since 1966. Trinity provides quality short-term residential programs, foster care and adoption services, and mental health programs to traumatized, abused, neglected and abandoned children throughout Southern California.


Just Us for Youth mentor at promise youth to be better students, better people, and better leaders. Their vision is to positively impact a culture, a community, and a region by providing an innovative and holistic approach to quality mentoring for urban youth and their communities around the world.

In 1998, the Hope through Housing Foundation was established to empower residents of National Community Renaissance (National CORE), one of the largest nonprofit affordable housing developers in the country. By the mid-90s, National CORE had gained a reputation for providing high-quality apartment communities and turning around tough neighborhoods negatively affected by poverty, crime, isolation and neglect.

Pacific Lifeline is a long-term comprehensive shelter program serving homeless women and children. Our purpose is to eliminate the threat of chronic homelessness for women and children. Our strategic program and commitment to the long-term stability of the families we serve distinguished us from other shelters.


Project ARTstART, the Claremont Museum of Arts signature arts education program, directed by Rich Deely, trains high school students, working with college mentors, to provide exhibit-based art lessons for elementary school students. By bringing high-quality, art appreciation classes and activities to the Claremont schools, we hope to inspire students, promote understanding of the arts, and highlight Claremont’s rich artistic legacy.

In honor of the Asian Pacific American Mentor’s (APAM) 20-year anniversary, we will be hosting a panel discussion about Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) activism at the Claremont Colleges. During this session, faculty, students, staff, and alumni will discuss how they have been able to advocate for the APIDA community and thrive.