Ramos is a public intellectual, activist and artist. His areas of expertise include DEI, philanthropy, media and communications, higher education policy, and creative culture. At the Institute, Ramos supports leadership, staff, and allied researchers in efforts to advance new thinking and action in applied research, social investment, and policy making. He presently serves on the board of directors of HelpGuide.org, and also serves on the prestigious UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science advisory board. He is an advisor to leading social innovators like Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos and arts organizations like Los Angeles-based Company of Angels Theatre Group, and is a past board chair of Nonprofit Finance Fund and former board member and founding editor of the Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Hispanic Policy. Additionally, he is a former board member of leading public policy and advocacy organizations, including the Women’s Foundation of California, PartnersGlobal, the Romare Bearden Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Ramos was previously the chief executive officer of the Oakland, California-based Insight Center for Community Economic Development, and he is a former member of the program teams of Ford Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Levi Strauss Foundation.
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Illustrates an in-depth assessment of US imperatives to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy, with specific examples of social innovations and progressive policy reforms that would help to pave the way.
Contains a curated collection of prison youth testimonials and reflections on American justice and young men of color, in the form of essays, poems, drawings, and tatoo art).
Consists of a curated collection of essays on one of America's leading gang- and community violence prevention leaders, with commentaries by leading social justice advocates including Harry Belafonte, Dolores Huerta, and the late Tom Hayden.)
Examines the opportunities and challenges facing U.S. Hispanic groups seeking to engage more fully in American philanthropic institutions and processes.