Commentary

California’s nonprofit sector is key to addressing economic insecurity

Programs like a theater company for at-risk youth can give them a reason to be optimistic and to achieve beyond circumstance Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Community Services

Our Puzzling Economy: How demographic trends are disrupting growth

As California's population gets older, more people will earn, spend, and contribute less Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

The Other Side of Paradise: How to improve the promise of California’s community colleges

To address yawning gap between rich and poor, colleges need to be nimbler and better track how well graduates do Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

California’s 114 community colleges add up to a crucial part of solving economic insecurity

Chancellor -- a product of the Colleges -- talks about system's vision for expanding the middle class Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

California colleges creating stronger workforce earn “Stars” for their progress

Strong Workforce Program rewarding programs with early success filling need for more skilled workers Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Education

San Bernardino County team builds stronger “bridge” for mentally ill offenders transitioning back into community

CA Fwd jail study showed mentally ill offenders are booked twice as often and stay three times longer Read More

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

Underemployment adds to growing income inequality problem

Rising costs causing more people to work part-time involuntarily. Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on Career Education Program Offerings

New effort promotes “learning by exploring, collaborating, and doing” in more than 200 areas of study Read More

Chambers of commerce should embrace the opportunity of growing diversity

Number of businesses owned by immigrants and people of color is growing Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

San Diego college trains students to fill jobs in California’s Blue Economy

Ocean technology certificate called model for teaching needed skills and landing students jobs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Deborah Nankivell: What is Broken and How Would I Fix It?

Why a new contract for behavior in the civic sector is overdue Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

Need for social mobility drives revival of California’s community college workforce training

Nation's largest community college system prepares for the future economy with data, metrics Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: California schools group wraps up successful collaboration to improve LCFF plans

Faced with daunting task of creating school accountability plans, these districts came together at just the right time Read More

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

Elevate CA: California can lead the nation in rebuilding upward mobility

State's higher education leadership says it's time to build a California that "educates, works for and lifts up its people." Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

California all-girls team helping tackle the cybersecurity problem from high school up

Students who compete in cyber competitions gain an advantage on their future resume Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

For California to be called the Golden State, all of it must to be golden says new Stockton mayor

Young mayor aims to reinvent the city and close the opportunity gap in central California city Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

It’s not charity. It’s a commitment to equalizing opportunity.

How California's new budget is an important start in helping at-risk children fully realize their potential Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

Following father’s footsteps into welding, California student aims to inspire more women

The only woman in her college welding class, she went on to win awards in statewide competition Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Innovative program retrains workers, requires putting in work at nonprofits

Fellowship shows older workers how to build career skills and provides free job-search services Read More

Categories: Economy

Business Interest in the Public Interest: DisruptDC’s Case for Better Government

Coalition seeks to bring business to table as political reform advocates Read More

Categories: Democracy, Governance Reform

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