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Alya Michelson’s FirstGen Program Announces New Spark Grants Program

Alya Michelson’s FirstGen Program Announces New Spark Grants Program

FirstGen is a program that aims to uplift immigrant women through storytelling that celebrates their contributions and programming that facilitates their pathways to success.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, Michelson Philanthropies program FirstGen...

A Mother’s Prayer for Her Slavic Family

A Mother’s Prayer for Her Slavic Family

The heart of Russia is not inside the Kremlin, writes Alya Michelson. Many Russians have roots in both Russia and Ukraine, speak both languages and embrace the deep cultural heritage of both countries.   By Alya Michelson The road trips to Lviv from the suburban...

And Just Like That… Another Tired Stereotype

And Just Like That… Another Tired Stereotype

I was never a fan of the HBO series “Sex and the City” and certainly did not have any plans for watching the new HBO Max sequel “And Just Like That…,” but something came to my attention that compelled me to turn on the TV.   By Alya Michelson The Tired 'Russian...

Uplifting the Voices of Immigrant Women

Uplifting the Voices of Immigrant Women

Jerry Sullivan, former LA Business Journal editor who now runs his own media outlet called SullivanSays SoCal, interviews Michelson Philanthropies co-chair Alya Michelson about the FirstGen Initiative’s efforts to reshape the narrative of immigrant women.   AUDIO...

All-Staff Meeting Highlights Medical Research and Impact Investing

All-Staff Meeting Highlights Medical Research and Impact Investing

Dr. Wayne Koff, founder and CEO of the Human Immunome Project, discusses the origin of the Michelson Prizes, and Phillip Kim, CEO of Michelson 20MM Foundation, provides an update on the organization’s recent impact venture investments that aim to make the world a...