BSCC’s Mimi Silbert in CA Hall of Fame
SACRAMENTO — BSCC Board Member Mimi Silbert was inducted Oct. 1, 2014 into the California Hall of Fame. The Delancey Street Foundation president and co-founder was joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joan Didion, Francis Ford Coppola, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, Jimmy Iovine, Fred Ross, Charlotta Bass and Stephen Schneider. The Hall of Fame is a part of the California Museum and annually honors people who embody California’s “innovative spirit” who have “made their mark on history.” Governor Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown made the inductions at ceremony at the museum. Silbert’s Delancey Street is a residential educational community that transforms the lives of ex-felons, prostitutes and substance abusers. Silbert started Delancey Street 43 years ago and ever since has provided residents with life skills at no cost to the client or taxpayers. The foundation is based in San Francisco and has five locations nationwide. Silbert has been called a pioneer of social entrepreneurship. Others who have been inducted in previous years include Walt Disney, Cesar Chavez, Amelia Earhart, Ronald Reagan, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, Billie Jean King, Ansel Adams, Linus Pauling, Rafer Johnson, Chuck Yeager, Quincy Jones, Amy Tan, Carlos Santana and Levi Strauss.