November 02, 2017 by Sunne Wright McPeak

Elevate CA: Closing California’s digital divide essential to closing its opportunity gap

The unconnected and underconnected face more hurdles than most to learn and earn Read More »

An Eye on the Future of the California Economy — More than the Numbers
November 01, 2017 by John Chiang

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 »

Elevate CA: Investment in California’s youngest is an investment in the future
October 30, 2017 by Alejandra Campoverdi

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 »

Elevate CA: Helping California students get ahead can start with a free breakfast
October 26, 2017 by Laura Capps

Elevate CA: Helping California students get ahead can start with a free breakfast

There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) and millions of California kids skip it Read More »

Elevate CA: Socially responsible stimulus shows a greener way to growth
October 24, 2017 by Ibrahim AlHusseini

Elevate CA: Socially responsible stimulus shows a greener way to growth

Investment in socially responsible businesses big and small can be used promote equity Read More »

Elevate CA: Employee ownership is a better, cheaper, fairer economic development strategy
October 17, 2017 by Corey Rosen

Elevate CA: Employee ownership is a better, cheaper, fairer economic development strategy

Companies using employee ownership plans generate 2.5 percent more jobs per year Read More »

Elevate CA: Life experience shaped UC regent’s passion for expanding access to higher education
October 12, 2017 by Victor Abalos

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 »

Public Higher Education is California’s Engine of Social Mobility
October 10, 2017 by Janet Napolitano

Public Higher Education is California’s Engine of Social Mobility

A college education is a proven bridge to the middle class. Read More »

Elevate CA: Lift Up California Millennials With Higher Education
October 06, 2017 by Hannah Cranston

Elevate CA: Lift Up California Millennials With Higher Education

Student debt, high living costs sap generation's potential. Here's one way to invest in their success. Read More »

Central Valley partnership readies underserved locals to fill construction workforce demand
October 04, 2017 by Nadine Ono

Central Valley partnership readies underserved locals to fill construction workforce demand

Pre-apprenticeship saves time and money by better preparing new workers to enter skilled labor pipeline Read More »

Elevate CA: More empowered workers needed to grow California’s middle class
September 27, 2017 by Elizabeth Sholes

Elevate CA: More empowered workers needed to grow California’s middle class

Worker ownership combined with more training can help even low-skill workers raise their economic status Read More »

Importance of Working Landscapes to California’s Economy and Climate Change
September 27, 2017 by Stephanie Larson and Adam Livingston

Importance of Working Landscapes to California’s Economy and Climate Change

Carbon-oriented management of land may offer owners an income opportunity while also helping to mitigate climate change Read More »

Elevate CA: Unions and private sector should work together to secure California’s economy
September 26, 2017 by Dave Regan

Elevate CA: Unions and private sector should work together to secure California’s economy

California has more than twice as many low-wage workers as union members Read More »

Elevate CA: How California’s Blue Economy can fuel middle-class jobs
September 21, 2017 by Rafael Castellanos

Elevate CA: How California’s Blue Economy can fuel middle-class jobs

San Diego's port is incubating businesses in Blue Tech industries Read More »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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