Elevate California Blog

Coalition puts spotlight on economic argument for early childhood investment

California's First 5 agencies and advocates shift tactics through challenging budget times Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

Sonoma leaders aim to reenergize housing work post-fires and beyond

One year after fires, leaders met in Santa Rosa and commit to four ambitious strategies Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy

The Importance of Apprenticeships in the New Economy

Immersing students in real-world knowledge does a better job filling the skills gap Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy

A Year-Round Opportunity To Fight Poverty in California

Billions of dollars in tax credit for working Californians being left on the table Read More

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Elevate CA: California’s near completers deserve new, innovative higher education pathways

Three ways to help close the state's growing degree gaps and improve upward mobility Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

New federal law encourages private investment for public good

CA Fwd weighs in on approaching deadline to improve Opportunity Zones in California Read More

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Linking classroom and career creates upward mobility & a better workforce

Elevate CA: Four ways California can build more grads ready for college and a career Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

VIDEO: Candidates for governor share ideas to revive the deferred CA Dream

Top candidates talk role of higher education and workforce training in combating poverty  Read More

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Moving CA Fwd through the California Economic Summit

Recap of this year's Summit and a look ahead to next year Read More

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California needs a digital equity strategy to close its opportunity gap

The unconnected and underconnected face additional hurdles to learn and earn Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

An Eye on the Future of the California Economy—More than the Numbers

John Chiang on steps to rebuild the state's middle class Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Inclusive governance a necessity to elevating Californians

Podcast: Promoting more participatory governing will help build an economy that reflects more of us Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Democracy, Governance Reform

Elevate CA: Investment in California’s youngest is an investment in the future

Early education and health programs help children start school better prepared to learn Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

It’s Hard To Learn on an Empty Stomach

There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) and millions of California kids skip it Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, School Governance, Education

Responsible Economic Stimulus: A Better Future for All

Investment in socially responsible businesses big and small shows a different way to promote equity Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy

Why a more trustworthy government is part of the answer to California’s upward mobility problem

Lack of a democracy and economy that reflect all of us has major impacts down to the community level Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Democracy, Governance Reform

Elevate CA: Employee ownership represents a fairer economic development strategy

Companies using employee ownership plans generate 2.5 percent more jobs per year Read More

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Elevate CA: Life experience shaped UC regent’s passion for expanding access to higher education

Maria Anguiano aims to make a UC degree more affordable and valuable in 21st century economy Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

Public Higher Education is California’s Engine of Social Mobility

UC President on building a roadmap to success for first-generation students and more Californians Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy, Education

Elevate CA: Lift Up California Millennials With Higher Education

Student debt, high living costs sap generation's potential. Here's one way to invest in their success. Read More

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

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