September 12, 2017 by Arnulfo Manriquez

Elevate CA: San Diego school aims to knock down barriers to economic prosperity for all students

Up to 100 students who struggled in traditional high school graduate every year from area charter Read More »

California’s housing crisis in two charts
September 07, 2017 by John Guenther

California’s housing crisis in two charts

There's the bad news and then there's the good news that housing is getting more attention across the state Read More »

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success
September 06, 2017 by Timothy P. White

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success

More than 99% of jobs created since 2009 require more than high school. Here's how CSU is working to increase graduation rates and more. Read More »

Program awarding credit for experience helps fast forward college for working Californians
September 05, 2017 by Nadine Ono

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 »

Affordable housing advocates should take part in these two California conversations
September 01, 2017 by Mary Ellen Shay

Affordable housing advocates should take part in these two California conversations

CAL-ALHFA and California Economic Summit to lead important events in wake of housing deal Read More »

Looking for a toolkit to get engaged in housing issues? San Mateo County has one for you.
August 31, 2017 by Justin Ewers

Looking for a toolkit to get engaged in housing issues? San Mateo County has one for you.

Check housing progress with map of county where median house price is more than $1.2 million Read More »

Regionalization: The Next Frontier of Equity and Opportunity for California
August 30, 2017 by Megan Joseph

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 »

SoCal community college student “leaned in” to build entrepreneurial spirit in students
August 29, 2017

SoCal community college student “leaned in” to build entrepreneurial spirit in students

Campus club at Glendale college connects mentors with would-be business owners Read More »

Workforce Essentials: Apps help schools and teachers reach students where they are – on their phones
August 25, 2017 by Leah Grassini Moehle

Workforce Essentials: Apps help schools and teachers reach students where they are – on their phones

Plus, read about a tech skills training center for rural Californians and a free-to-use labor market research database Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 25
August 25, 2017 by Justin Ewers

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 25

With pressure increasing to get a deal done, some volatile political issues are converging in the housing debate Read More »

Commentary: Let’s Seize Opportunity to Turn Tide on Housing Catastrophe
August 24, 2017 by Ray Pearl & Lisa Hershey

Commentary: Let’s Seize Opportunity to Turn Tide on Housing Catastrophe

California voters recognize the need for bold action. Lawmakers should respond with smart investments, policies to close affordability gap. Read More »

CA Economic Summit urges Legislature to act on housing “package,” highlights what must come next
August 23, 2017 by Justin Ewers

CA Economic Summit urges Legislature to act on housing “package,” highlights what must come next

Housing leaders also call for addressing major unresolved issues like the high cost of building Read More »

How our interdependence is essential for equity and upward mobility
August 23, 2017 by Mark Pisano

How our interdependence is essential for equity and upward mobility

Increasing the working age population is the best strategy to promote equity. And it's everyone's responsibility. Read More »

Elevating California means all regions must rise together
August 22, 2017 by Paul Granillo

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 »

Elevate CA: Don’t leave rural California behind
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 »

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