Marya Grambs

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Marya Grambs "is a long-time organizer, activist, and founder of community-based organizations having to do with women's and girls' issues, health, and poverty. In the San Francisco Bay Area, she co-founded La Casa de las Madres, one of the first shelters for abused women in the United States; the Women's Building, the only women-owned and women-operated community center in the country; The Women's Foundation of California, one of the first, largest and most influential of the women's funds nationwide; and the Girls After School Academy for African American girls living in public housing. She now lives in Hawaii where she is active in women's philanthropy and on several community boards. " [1]

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  1. Committee Members, James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, accessed January 8, 2010.