Commentary

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 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

VIDEO: Rehabilitative programs prepare San Bernardino County inmates to live on the outside again

Community partners and Sheriff's Department team up to train on range of skills from jobs to parenting Read More

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

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

Program awarding credit for experience helps fast forward college for working Californians

Central Valley college district program designed to attract workers looking to move up in their industry Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, 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

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