Commentary

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

Riverside County adopts “Lean” approach to transforming probation department

Streamlining creates more time for engaging clients and hopefully preventing a return to jail  Read More

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

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

Parenting classes in San Bernardino jails help inmates reconnect with their children and themselves

Programs including supervised visits and trauma recovery are aimed at breaking cycles Read More

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

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

New report outlines recommendations for transparency in who pays for political ads

Online campaigns have changed rapidly, but rules to let voters know who is paying have not. Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Elections

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

Categories: Elevate CA

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

San Bernardino parole program helps its “students” reenter the community successfully

Partnership between state corrections and a university provides services to keep parolees on track Read More

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

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

California wrapping up report on cost-effective mental health strategies to cut jail population

Recommendations include better alternatives to jailing people with mental health needs Read More

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

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

Categories: Elevate CA

Report: Workforce gap in L.A. region in means thousands of middle-skills jobs could go unfilled

Talent gap and an aging population are upping the demand for more workers in middle-skills jobs in mid-income range Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Regional Economies

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

Riverside County builds team dedicated to inmates with mental health needs

Deputies work along with mental health specialists embedded at the jails to improve success of inmates Read More

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

CA Fwd statement on passage of legislative housing “package”

Legislature has taken an important first step in addressing the crisis but more work to close affordability gap must get done Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

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