A Cause for Celebration 2020

A Cause for Celebration 2020 celebrated 15 years of Learning Rights Law Center. The evening was hosted by KTLA's own Sam Rubin and included our Founder and Executive Director, Janeen Steel, our Board Chair, Erika White, and of course our wonderful honorees - Antonia Hernández and Grant Cambridge.

Thank you to everyone who joined us!

Missed the event? You can watch the whole program here:

2020 Breaking Education Barriers Award Honoree

Antonia Hernández

Nationally regarded for her expertise in immigration, civil rights and philanthropy, Antonia Hernández has spent more than four decades advocating for social justice and improving the lives of underserved communities in Los Angeles County and beyond.


Since 2004, she has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of California Community Foundation, one of Southern California’s largest and most active philanthropic organizations, which has served Angelenos for over a century. The Foundation partners with more than 1,600 individual, family and corporate donors and holds assets of more than $1.7 billion. During her tenure, California Community Foundation has granted nearly $2 billion, with a focus on health, housing, education, immigration programs.


Previously, Hernández was president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a national nonprofit litigation and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of the nation’s Latinos through the legal system, community education and research and policy initiatives.


Hernández is a member of the board of directors of the Automobile Club of Southern California, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association, Grameen America, and Urban Institute. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Law Institute.


Hernández earned her B.A. in History at UCLA and J.D. at the UCLA School of Law.

2020 Champion of Education Award Honoree

Grant L. Cambridge

“We share the expectation that all our 21st century learners will continue on to make a positive difference in the world. And there are those that have stepped forward to ensure our students will not take this journey alone!” Value Schools, College Counseling Department 2020

Learning Rights Law Center is pleased to announce Grant L. Cambridge, as our 2020 Champion of Education Award Honoree. Mr. Cambridge has been involved with many civic and community organizations.  


He is the Value Schools Board Chair & Foundation Board Chair and has served on the Value Schools Board since 2007 and chaired it since 2011. He Founded the Back East Scholars Trip (BEST), creating opportunities for Value Schools students to visit campuses such as Harvard, Yale, Brown, and MIT.


In addition to serving on the School Board and Foundation Board of Value Schools, he is currently a member of the Board of Overseers of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, and serves as a Trustee of the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria.


He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree from Suffolk University, and a bachelor’s of science degree from Bentley University. Grant is a Partner and equity portfolio manager at Capital Group, which he joined in 1997.

Virtual Wine Tasting from Laurel Glen Vineyards

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