Elise Buik

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

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President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles

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New York City Mayor Michael  Bloomberg has contributed $1 million  to three candidates for the Los Angeles Unified School Board.

Big Money Floods LA School Board Race

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has contributed $1 million to three candidates for the Los Angeles Unified School Board.

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Despite the economic recession, the number of homeless people in LA County has dropped by 38%.  In 2007, the count was 68,000;  this year it's put at 43,000 .

Counting the Homeless in LA County

Despite the economic recession, the number of homeless people in LA County has dropped by 38%.  In 2007, the count was 68,000; this year it's put at 43,000 .

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In a  Gallup Poll  commissioned in part by the  United Way , half the people in Los Angeles said they have taken in friends or relatives who otherwise would have been homeless.  To…

The United Way Walks For the Homeless

In a Gallup Poll commissioned in part by the United Way , half the people in Los Angeles said they have taken in friends or relatives who otherwise would have been homeless.  To…

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