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Six funder groups jointly hosted a funder tour on December 4-6, “Exploring the San Joaquin Valley: A Land of Change and Promise” from a base in Fresno, California.
Mindy Romero, founding Director of the the California Civic Engagement Project at the CRC, has released a new policy brief entitled "Is Demography Political Destiny? Population Change and California's Future Electorate.
Now more than ever, rigorous and relevant research is needed to reveal community and systemic inequities, as well as boldly provide solutions - from the community level to the policy stage. We are committed at the Center for Regional Change to pursue research that is relevant and actionable for communities: in short... research that matters.
CRC's Mindy Romero, Director of the California Civic Engagement Project, is quoted in a recent Washington Post article "New health-care law could mean more voters".
David Hosley has been a supporter of the CRC since its inception. He was recently awarded the inaugural Distinguished Service award. He was presented with the award at CRC's recent Regional Advisory Committee meeting on October 30, 2013 at the UC Davis Conference Center.
A report entitled "From Wasted Spaces to Healthy Places: Transforming Brownfields and Vacant Spaces in Sacramento" was released, followed by a summit entitled "Brownfields and Vacant Spaces Summit: Turning Input Into Action" on November 7th, 2013.
Led by a diverse group of progressive organizations from across California, the Leap Forward Project is a new effort to facilitate a collaborative, "think big," discussion about the State of California's future. CRC faculty affiliate and associate professor and chair of the UCD Community and Regional Development Graduate Group, Chris Benner, is one of the lead organizers and member of the Leap Forward executive committee. The CRC is one of several institutional sponsors.
The recent edition UC Davis Magazine highlighted research from CRC's California Civic Engagement Project on youth voter turnout in the 2012 election.
CRC faculty affiliates Jesse Drew and Chris Benner and fellow UCD professor Glenda Drew with their team of UC Davis students were recently invited by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to attend and present their research to the national convention of the AFL-CIO in Los Angeles on September 8-11.
CRC faculty affiliate Chris Benner has produced updated Jobs-Housing Fit maps with the most current data available (2011).
Regional data is available for download.
The Restore/Restory project will be profiled in an eight-part series this fall in Orion magazine.
California wants and needs for its youth to thrive - not merely to survive or face fewer problems. But how do we know whether our young people are doing well?
CRC Faculty Affiliate Nancy Erbstein recently published an article entitled "Engaging underrepresented youth populations in community youth development: Tapping social capital as a critical resource" in New Directions for Youth Development.
Policy Link recently highlighted a new study on regional equity by CRC Executive Committee member Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor, USC.
The CRC was recently awarded a 2-year grant from The California Wellness Foundation to further the Center's support of environmental justice policy and advocacy in California -- with an emphasis on the Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley and Coachella Valley regions.
Reporter Lisa Morehouse with The California Report covers the recent story of youth involvement in documenting environmental hazards in the Eastern Coachella Valley. CRC Director Jonathan London is interviewed in her report.