Commentary

The CASA Compact is the “all of the above” strategy the Bay Area needs to address its housing crisis

CA Fwd Leadership Council endorses plan to increase production, protect residents, and bring housing costs down. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

California State Auditor Launches 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission Selection Process

Outreach for citizens to apply to help redraw election boundaries kicked off in Sacramento Read More

Categories: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Proposition 11, Elections

Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students

Antelope Valley College maintains tight relationship with manufacturer to stay nimble and train their future workforce Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

John Chiang Elected Co-Chair of California Forward Leadership Council — And Shares Thoughts on Big Issues Facing California

Former State Controller and State Treasurer joins organization working to advance economic growth, ensure environmental quality, and provide opportunity for all. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Leadership Council, Leadership Council

Cybersecurity contest challenges California students to explore high-paying career path

Increasing cyber threats are expanding the skilled worker demand in the sector, creating big opportunities for grads Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: Lenny Mendonca Shares Newsom Administration Priorities

Housing and workforce top an agenda aimed at restoring upward mobility Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

CA Fwd Comment on Governor Newsom’s State of the State

More housing and better workforce preparation mark important areas of alignment with CA Fwd and Economic Summit work Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Newsom Economic Chief Briefs CA Fwd and CA Stewardship Network Leaders on Budget Priorities

Lenny Mendonca emphasized making the California Dream available for all is the Administration's framework for economic development Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

New “Strong Start Index” Designed to Help California’s Children to Thrive and Succeed

Data tool will link info gathered about every child at birth to analyze the resources available in California communities Read More

Categories: Elevate CA

Released from jail and earning a high school diploma, these students take a big step toward a new life

San Bernardino County program hosts a charter school on site at probation reporting centers Read More

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

VIDEO: California saw more women elected to office but new and old challenges remain

Controller Betty Yee and California Women Lead's Rachel Michelin discuss the future of better representation of women in leadership Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

A closer look at where the Governor’s budget connects to the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity

CA Fwd analysis: Major elements of the Roadmap align with the proposed budget plan released by the Governor Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Newsom’s budget is a roadmap – with a vision and the right next steps

Every new budget is a chance to improve how we govern and responsibly respond to challenges Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Jim Mayer, Budget Reform

Reading to their children helps incarcerated parents maintain a powerful connection

Program allows parents in San Bernardino jails to record themselves reading books and sharing personal messages Read More

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

Lenny Mendonca To Lead California’s Economic Development Efforts

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom appoints CA Fwd co-chair to drive job creation Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Summit releases 2019 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity to take on “defining challenge of our time”

The new Roadmap captures the best ideas from every region to outline comprehensive, triple bottom line solutions that take on California's major economic challenges. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Democracy Won Big in 2018

Voters across the country this year approved election reforms driven by nonpartisan, solution-minded organizations Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Elections

VIDEO: CA Economic Summit aiming to renew the promise of a CA Dream for all

The 2018 Summit came to wildfire-ravaged Sonoma County to talk about building resilience across every region of California Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Reentry program offers San Bernardino County inmates a chance to stop cycle of incarceration

Goal is to add S.T.A.R.T teams in each county jail to connect inmates with services before release Read More

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

Workers disrupted out of the economy by automation need to be designed back in

The gig economy needs a rethinking so that it works for humans in the face of AI and other changes Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Education

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