Commentary

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

Elevating California means all regions must rise together

With only 20 percent of the Inland Empire holding bachelor's degrees, education is key to solving economic uncertainty Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies, Education

Don’t leave rural California behind

Businesses and workers outside urban cores face distinct challenges including the digital divide Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

California Community Colleges Helping Address Nursing Shortage

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. The Single Subject Course pilot is one example of improving the workforce pipeline by providing international healthcare workers access to courses needed obtain their state license. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth

New infrastructure tools make it easier for local governments to partner around shared purpose Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Infrastructure

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility

We asked about the importance of improving education so today's students do better than previous generations Read More

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

No One is Disposable: Growing California’s working population critical to future economy

A different look at why unemployment rates are low yet wages are stagnant Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Education

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

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