August 21, 2017 by Bob Williams

Elevate CA: Don’t leave rural California behind

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

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 18
August 18, 2017 by Justin Ewers

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 18

California's housing options keep getting more complicated, as wealthy cities push back on new development and political issues threaten new funding sources Read More »

New Community College Pilot Helps Internationally-Trained Nurses Obtain California State License
August 17, 2017 by Nadine Ono

New Community College Pilot Helps Internationally-Trained Nurses Obtain California State License

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. Grossmont College's 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 »

Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth
August 16, 2017 by Mark Pisano

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 »

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility
August 15, 2017 by John Guenther

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 »

No One is Disposable: Growing California’s working population critical to future economy
August 09, 2017 by Mark Pisano

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 »

Elevate CA: Nonprofits are part of prescription for economic insecurity in California
August 08, 2017 by Melissa Denton and Tameka Carter

Elevate CA: Nonprofits are part of prescription for economic insecurity in California

Programs like a theater company for at-risk youth can give them a reason to be optimistic and to achieve beyond circumstance Read More »

Workforce Essentials: Nominate employer-education partnerships that should win slice of PIE Contest award
August 07, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: Nominate employer-education partnerships that should win slice of PIE Contest award

Plus, upgrade your skills with LinkedIn and evaluate career pathways with new certification program Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 4
August 04, 2017 by Justin Ewers

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 4

If communities are going to approve more housing, they'll need more of the property taxes that go with it. But how to get it to them? Read More »

Our Puzzling Economy: How demographic trends are disrupting growth
August 03, 2017 by Mark Pisano

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 »

The Other Side of Paradise: How to improve the promise of California’s community colleges
August 02, 2017 by Sydney Kamlager-Dove

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 »

California’s Community Colleges embody an answer to state’s economic insecurity
August 01, 2017 by Eloy Ortiz Oakley

California’s Community Colleges embody an answer to state’s economic insecurity

Chancellor -- a product of the Colleges -- talks about system's vision for expanding the middle class Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 28
July 28, 2017 by Justin Ewers

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 28

A look at how three coastal cities are responding to the housing crisis. (Hint: Only one of them is committed to building homes for everyone.) Read More »

California colleges creating stronger workforce earn “Stars” for their progress
July 27, 2017 by Ed Coghlan

California colleges creating stronger workforce earn “Stars” for their progress

Strong Workforce Program rewarding programs with early success filling need for more skilled workers Read More »

CA Economic Summit to honor employers and educators working together
July 27, 2017 by California Economic Summit

CA Economic Summit to honor employers and educators working together

Contest will reward partnerships aimed at training the skills needed for 21st century economy Read More »

Workforce Essentials: These college “stars” shine to create bright, upwardly mobile future for students
July 26, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: These college “stars” shine to create bright, upwardly mobile future for students

Plus, toolkit released to help formerly incarcerated Californians find student success Read More »

Underemployment and rising costs add to income inequality problem
July 25, 2017 by Leilani Barnett

Underemployment and rising costs add to income inequality problem

Solutions have to address wide range of housing, jobs, transportation challenges Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 21
July 21, 2017 by Justin Ewers

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 21

The governor and legislative leaders promise to build "package" to address housing crisis before session ends Read More »

California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on Career Education Program Offerings
July 20, 2017 by CA Community Colleges

California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on Career Education Program Offerings

New effort promotes “learning by exploring, collaborating, and doing” in more than 200 areas of study Read More »

Local chambers of commerce can help smooth path for a more prosperous, diverse America
July 20, 2017

Local chambers of commerce can help smooth path for a more prosperous, diverse America

Trends show number of businesses owned by immigrants and people of color is growing Read More »

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