Commentary

How removing barriers to higher education can help prevent a life of incarceration

Report provides roadmap for using education support for incarcerated Californians to cut recidivism Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime, Education

CA Fwd report highlights ideas for getting more housing out of last year’s housing package

Implementation efforts, the best chance this year to make a dent in the housing crisis, reach critical juncture Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

New federal law encourages private investment for public good

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

Categories: Elevate CA

College students help lead San Bernardino County inmates toward rehabilitation

Interns teach in-jail parenting and trauma classes and build their skills serving others Read More

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

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

Economic Summit launches new Roadmap to Shared Prosperity updated for 2018

New initiatives and continuing progress are featured in new strategy guide to fight California's poverty problem Read More

Chancellor: California “working learners” to benefit from online Community College

College leader on proposal to open up access to higher education to more working Californians Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

Sheriff’s Department team offers fresh S.T.A.R.T. for repeat offenders in San Bernardino County

Inmates connected with services before reentry to improve chances of staying out of jail Read More

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

New nonpartisan coalition aims to fix what hyper-partisan politics has broken

Group aims to support state and local election reforms that make elections more competitive Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Elections

WATCH: Economic Summit aims to make California more resilient

2018 will see renewed focus on lifting up more more Californians including those hit by disasters & economic dislocation Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Success in transforming county criminal justice continues into 2018 for CA Fwd

California counties approved CA Fwd recommendations in 2017 and made headway in anti-recidivism work Read More

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

Report: California schools can benefit from a more collaborative LCFF approach

Collective learning among school districts points the way to deliver on school reform promise Read More

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

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Education

New California mental health roadmap recommends alternate routes away from incarceration

Commission report calls for maximizing diversion away from criminal justice system for people in mental health crisis Read More

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

Riverside County finds success, earns praise in justice system change effort

State's influential CSAC organization hears about county's data-driven work to lower jail populations Read More

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

VIDEO: Reviving the California Dream needs elevated solutions & leaders

As 2018 approaches, are we ready to Elevate CA? Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

VIDEO: How higher education can still deliver on the California Dream

The California Economic Summit is helping connect workforce development to the state's education systems Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

Interactive visits in San Bernardino jails strengthen parent-child ties cut by incarceration

More time together allows families to normalize relationships, reduces chance of a return to jail Read More

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

VIDEO: How a vibrant rural California helps entire economy

CA Economic Summit looking at improving urban-rural economic links and growing better-paying jobs inland Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Moving CA Fwd through the California Economic Summit

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

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

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