Elevate California Blog

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

Training program lifts up underserved in the Central Valley into construction careers

Pre-apprenticeship provides training to get residents living in poverty and others ready to fill skilled labor pipeline Read More

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Elevate CA: More empowered workers needed to grow California’s middle class

Businesses with increased employee decision-making are more stable and profitable Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy

Why unions and the private sector should work together as partners in job creation

How both groups must change in order to collaborate and reinvigorate the California Dream Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Leadership Council

How San Diego’s Blue Economy could help elevate state’s jobs and economy

San Diego's port is incubating businesses in Blue Tech industries  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Going beyond academics, economic prosperity for all students remains goal of San Diego school

Charter aims to graduate and create plan for success for high school drop outs who typically earn $10K less than graduates Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success

More jobs are in software development than on the production line. Here's how the CSU system is adapting to help students succeed. Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy

Regionalization: The Next Frontier of Equity and Opportunity for California

Economic issues and disparities in Bay Area cut across local borders. Solutions should, too. Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies

How our interdependence is essential for equity and upward mobility

Increasing the working age population is the best equity strategy. And it's everyone's responsibility Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy

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

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