California Steps Up

California Steps Up

A Growing List of Organizations Helping During COVID-19 Crisis

Coronavirus and The Digital Divide

Coronavirus and The Digital Divide

Broadband access disparities highlighted by the public health crisis

California's Hidden Health Care Workforce Gap

California's Hidden Health Care Workforce Gap

How to better fill the demand for allied health workers as our population ages

NEW: 2020 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity is out!

NEW: 2020 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity is out!

Updated strategy details top priorities of the CA Economic Summit

California's Wildfire Crisis: A Call to Action

California's Wildfire Crisis: A Call to Action

CA Fwd report underscores the need for a collective moonshot to take on the state's extreme firestorms

The 2019 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity, based on the input of more than 500 participants at the 2018 Summit in Santa Rosa, combines the best thinking and strategies from ensuring all Californians have the building blocks of the California Dream:

► Health and Well-being

► Housing, Mobility and Connectivity

► Lifelong Learning

► Ecosystem Vitality and Working Landscapes

► Prosperous Economies, Thriving Workers

► Effective Governance and Robust Democracy

► Inclusive Communities

"You're there demonstrating every single year a capacity to deliver on the things we promote and promise up in Sacramento."

- Gavin Newsom, California Governor

"I think the Summit's work is critical."

- CA State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

"The work of CA Fwd is indicative of the fact that you can do it. You can find that common ground..."

- Ben Metcalf, Former Director of CA Dept. of Housing & Community Development

"There's been no other entity that's been able or willing to take on that challenge but CA Fwd & the Economic Summit has done just that."

- Ashley Swearengin, CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation

"We don't see too many of those conversations across the state & we need more people involved in this kind of dialogue.

- Oscar Chavez, California Stewardship Network

News & Commentary

Growing California’s health workforce gains added priority and new partnerships


Nonprofit aimed at closing allied health care worker gap finds new partners in California Read More

California Cradle-to-Career Collaborative pivots to COVID-19 Response


Coalition will turn to solving how to continue vital services for families and students Read More

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Instilling economy, environment, and equity in California’s next generation of leaders


Steward Leadership Program grads learn how to “negotiate” their communities’ triple bottom line Read More

Regional Economic Sustainability Becomes Critical as California Faces Unprecedented Crisis

03/19/2020 by CA Fwd

New legislation would empower regions and encourage the public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors to work together Read More