Elevate California Blog

Elevating California means all regions must rise together

With only 20 percent of the Inland Empire holding bachelor's degrees, education is key to solving economic uncertainty Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies, Education

Don’t leave rural California behind

Businesses and workers outside urban cores face distinct challenges including the digital divide Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

California Community Colleges Helping Address Nursing Shortage

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. The Single Subject Course pilot is one example of improving the workforce pipeline by providing international healthcare workers access to courses needed obtain their state license. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth

New infrastructure tools make it easier for local governments to partner around shared purpose Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Infrastructure

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility

We asked about the importance of improving education so today's students do better than previous generations Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education

No One is Disposable: Growing California’s working population critical to future economy

A different look at why unemployment rates are low yet wages are stagnant Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Education

California’s nonprofit sector is key to addressing economic insecurity

Programs like a theater company for at-risk youth can give them a reason to be optimistic and to achieve beyond circumstance Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services

Our Puzzling Economy: How demographic trends are disrupting growth

As California's population gets older, more people will earn, spend, and contribute less Read More

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The Other Side of Paradise: How to improve the promise of California’s community colleges

To address yawning gap between rich and poor, colleges need to be nimbler and better track how well graduates do Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

California’s 114 community colleges add up to a crucial part of solving economic insecurity

Chancellor -- a product of the Colleges -- talks about system's vision for expanding the middle class Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

Underemployment adds to growing income inequality problem

Rising costs causing more people to work part-time involuntarily. Read More

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Chambers of commerce should embrace the opportunity of growing diversity

Number of businesses owned by immigrants and people of color is growing Read More

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Deborah Nankivell: What is Broken and How Would I Fix It?

Why a new contract for behavior in the civic sector is overdue Read More

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Elevate CA: California can lead the nation in rebuilding upward mobility

State's higher education leadership says it's time to build a California that "educates, works for and lifts up its people." Read More

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For California to be called the Golden State, all of it must to be golden says new Stockton mayor

Young mayor aims to reinvent the city and close the opportunity gap in central California city Read More

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It’s not charity. It’s a commitment to equalizing opportunity.

How California's new budget is an important start in helping at-risk children fully realize their potential Read More

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Want to pull Californians out of poverty? Consider the EITC

Simple tool helps relieve financial stress and promotes upward mobility for kids benefiting from it Read More

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Republican mayor and Democratic union leader: Californians looking for better solutions

Middle way that grows middle-class jobs, tackles housing could inspire change across country Read More

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Roadmap to accelerate middle-income job growth needed for California

State's economy will depend on creating more jobs for Californians in the middle class, in poverty, and economically fragile. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

VIDEO: How to boost upward mobility in California

Whether or not California's next generations do better than their parents has a lot to do with these local factors Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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