Commentary

Upgrading aging, inadequate water systems of rural California will elevate entire state

Smaller, dispersed communities struggle to meet current and future water needs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Environment

Addressing digital deserts of rural California can help lift entire economy

Less than half of rural households have adequate broadband access Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Project for Cross Sector Leadership Launched at Pepperdine University

Program aims to link leaders across public and private boundaries to find solutions in chaotic times   Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

Three ways to elevate the economic portrait of rural California

How to spur prosperity in overlooked rural California and benefit the entire economy Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA

VIDEO: How bridging the early childhood care gap helps elevate California

Expanding early education helps low-income families facing tough decisions on childcare, say advocates Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Education

Coalition puts spotlight on economic argument for early childhood investment

California's First 5 agencies and advocates shift tactics through challenging budget times Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Education

Sonoma leaders aim to reenergize housing work post-fires and beyond

One year after fires, leaders met in Santa Rosa and commit to four ambitious strategies Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Economy

The Importance of Apprenticeships in the New Economy

Immersing students in real-world knowledge does a better job filling the skills gap Read More

Categories: Elevate CA, Economy

Governor Brown urged to sign bill to develop economic strategy for California

Proposal would begin work to better coordinate economic development strategies statewide Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs

How CA Fwd data and counties can create public safety success inside and outside of jail

Studies of jail populations and other innovations laid foundation for criminal justice system change Read More

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

Returns on Recovery: Expanding county substance abuse services benefits community over long term

San Bernardino County seeing dividends on funding and service increases  Read More

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

The power of data in deploying criminal justice resources

Riverside County DA's data-driven teamwork helps make informed budget decisions with limited resources Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Crime

CA Fwd releases report assessing Sonoma’s progress toward “resiliency” after 2017 fires

Analysis will help build recovery model for other regions facing similar, long-term threats Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

CA Fwd statement on new push by housing groups for rent control compromise

Housing groups want Legislature to avoid costly ballot fight, explore alternatives promoting housing affordability  Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Top-four primary election reform being studied

Reform idea being explored is intended to open up ballot access and increase voter choice in the general election Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections

Commentary: Throw out the cookie cutter and approve community college funding formula for equity

Half of all students fail to complete a degree or certification after six years — with the rates for students of color even more concerning Read More

Categories: Education

Community Colleges are Learning a Lesson in Disruption – and Leadership

Reforms to open up access to higher education and incentivize completion are coming to a head this month Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, School Governance, Education

How the Top Two primary can strengthen parties and California voters

Increasing civic engagement through reforms is a good thing for parties and people Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections, Leadership Council

Registration opens for 2018 California Economic Summit

Seventh annual statewide gathering, co-organized by CA Fwd, takes on state's upward mobility, housing, workforce challenges Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

What It’s Like to Govern Under California’s Top Two

Legislators share their experiences and effects felt so far under open primary reform Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber

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