Census Legacies is powered by the Center for Social Innovation, UC Riverside. The effort grew out of an early demonstration project in the Inland Empire, a Southern California region of 4.6 million residents.

Team members include:

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Founder and Director
Karla Lopez del Rio, Associate Director
Paola Avendano, Government Relations
Eric Calderon, Narrative Change
Gary Rettberg, Research Manager
Beth Tamayose, Research Director
Carmen Zambrano, Researcher

Census Legacies Advisory Group

We are grateful for the strategic advice and thoughtful engagement by an incredible group of advisors, with experience in philanthropy, community development, civic engagement, and good governance.

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      • Jocelyn Bissonnette, Funders’ Committee for Civic Engagement 
      • Janeen Comenote, National Urban Indian Family Coalition
      • Jeri Green, National Urban League
      • Kyra Greene, Center on Policy Initiatives
      • Mahvash Hassan, Philanthropy and social impact consultant
      • Lisa Hershey, Housing California
      • Manuel Lopez del Rio, Colorado Secretary of State
      • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census expert and consultant
      • Margarita Luna, The California Endowment
      • Hillary Medina-Loveless, Leadership Conference Education Fund
      • Lizette Mata, California Secretary of State
      • Miki Noguchi, National League of Cities
      • Jeffrey O’Connor, Ready Nation 
      • Gregg Orton, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
      • Maggie Osborn, Maryland Philanthropy Network
      • Ankita Patel, Philanthropy Northwest 
      • Susan Racher , Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
      • Manuel J. Santamaria, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
      • Pat Swann, The New York Community Trust
      • Richard Thomason, Blue Shield of California Foundation
      • Frances Valdez, Houston in Action
      • Chris Wagaman, California State Assembly Select Committee on the Census 
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