Community Services

California Treasurer Chiang calls out pay to play in school bond elections

Good government organizations applaud effort to stop questionable bankrolling of campaign activities in local bond election campaigns Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Fiscal Reform, Accountability, Transparency

CA Fwd’s Eloy Oakley named chancellor of the California Community Colleges system

Innovative leader in public higher education will become the first Latino to helm the 113-college system Read more

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy, Leadership Council, Education, Leadership Council

VIDEO: School officials and equity groups team up to close achievement gap

Coalition of school districts and education equity organizations came together to find common ground. Read more

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

New programs launched to help California foster youth succeed in school

Foster youth achievement in school, from K-12 to college, is challenged by instability, housing and healthcare issues. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Education

The Achievement Gap: Don’t forget the individuality of students behind the numbers

As California works to close the education achievement gap, labels should not be used to define academic potential of our students. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula

California needs to think long-term after extra election funding approved

California is correctly addressing perfect storm of competitive presidential primary and glut of November ballot measures. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

Mentoring program offers Kern County offenders a pathway away from jail

Promising partnership with county and nonprofit having impact on high rate of return to jail by the formerly incarcerated. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Crime

San Diego job center uses employment to prevent a return behind bars

Participants in reentry program receive workshops, employment services, even the loan of business attire. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment

Report: New thinking needed to break cycle of incarceration of mentally ill populations

Rate of serious mental illness in prison populations shown to be two to four times higher than the community populations Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Crime

Riverside Supervisors adopt criminal justice reform recommendations by CA Fwd and partners

Partnership with County will use data to drive creation of cost-effective solutions to reduce the need for incarceration. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment

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