Commentary

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

California needs a digital equity strategy to close its opportunity gap

The unconnected and underconnected face additional hurdles to learn and earn Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

An Eye on the Future of the California Economy—More than the Numbers

John Chiang on steps to rebuild the state's middle class Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

California’s Top Two Primary is on the Voters’ Side

Election reform working as intended, favoring coalition-seeking candidates Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Initiative Reform, Top Two Primary, Accountability, Elections

Inclusive governance a necessity to elevating Californians

Podcast: Promoting more participatory governing will help build an economy that reflects more of us Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Democracy, Governance Reform

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

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