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Newsom's #CAComeback Plan, H3H Auction, and KBM Launch


Meet our new Strategy Lead!

We’re excited to introduce X Sector Labs' new Strategy Lead, Laura Malta! Laura is a mission-driven problem solver. Through strategic guidance, program development, and fundraising support, she has accelerated the impact of government and nonprofit organizations working to engage California in service, strengthen the mental health of student-athletes, fight hunger and food waste, spread world-changing ideas, and provide holistic programs to lift children and families out of poverty.

Welcome to the team, Laura!


Our Work

Governor Newsom's #CAComback Plan

This week, Governor Newsom proposed $500 million for service opportunities and youth jobs. As part of the Governor’s California Comeback Plan, the #CaliforniansForAll College Program creates debt-free college pathways for low-income students to tackle our greatest challenges, inspires a new generation to serve, and helps unite our communities.

If passed by the legislature, the historic state investment in service will allow California to create a service corps of young Californians larger than the Peace Corps to mobilize climate action, provide tutoring/mentoring, and tackle other critical areas of COVID-19 recovery.

Students who commit to serve for an academic year will receive a stipend and scholarship of up to $10,000 to help pay for college. Historically excluded from National Service programs, this program will also include AB 540 eligible Dreamers, giving them the equal opportunity to serve their communities and help pay for college.

Go to to learn how you can serve, volunteer, and engage in your community.

Hilinski's Hope and Hearts Virtual Auction

From now until May 23rd, support the mission of Hilinski's Hope to raise awareness, eradicate stigma, and provide resources for the mental health of student athletes during their Inaugural Wine Country Auction Fundraiser.

Win multi-day winery experiences, a cruise, meet and greet concert tickets, tickets to sporting events, and many other unique items. Hear from Mark & Kym Hilinski at the live virtual auction on Saturday, and find out more about the work of Hilinski’s Hope!

KBM Advanced Launches!

Last week, KBM Advanced Materials formally launched operations to finance, sell and distribute metal powders to companies in the additive manufacturing, metal injection mold (“MIM”), and broader advanced manufacturing markets. KBM is an innovative company focused on environmental sustainability and community impact within one of the fastest growing sectors of additive manufacturing by drastically reducing the environmental impact of metal manufacturing through improved resource efficiency, extended product life and reconfigured supply chains.

Read about the launch on Metal AM and 3D Printing Media Network. To further introduce KBM capabilities to the industry, the company will host an online launch on Thursday, May 20 at 1 PM EDT. Feel free to join!


In Our Community

Wally Adeyemo, UC Berkeley Commencement Speaker

“California makes it easy to find ways to serve, simply visit, where you can find ways to engage in shaping the future of the communities you care about. For those of you undecided on what to do after graduation, I would recommend considering spending a year or two serving in your community. Yesterday, the governor announced a half-billion-dollar program to call on young people to serve as climate organizers, tutors and mentors, in food banks and other critical areas. California needs you, and also, America needs you now.”

Thank you, Wally Adeyemo, for a great UC Berkeley Commencement Address, calling on Cal Bears to engage in community and serve. You continue to lead by example and inspire us all to follow! #GoBears

Racial Equity: Moving Companies from Promise to Action

To accelerate the progress and impact of business efforts to address racial equity, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), The Council on Foundations, and Points of Light collaborated to host a two-day conference titled, “Racial Equity: Moving Companies from Promise to Action” in December.


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