The Case For Workforce Training

The Case For Workforce Training

Funding for workforce development is a key lever for reducing poverty

Housing Flexibility in Post-COVID-19 World

Housing Flexibility in Post-COVID-19 World

Legislation to help convert retail to housing moves forward

Community college adapts to online learning shift

Community college adapts to online learning shift

How a rural college district is dealing with broadband gaps during COVID-19 crisis

Program builds up California's wildfire workforce

Program builds up California's wildfire workforce

Central Valley training creates jobs and multiple benefits to California's forests

California Steps Up

California Steps Up

A Growing List of Organizations Helping During COVID-19 Crisis

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

Cross-sector collaboration vital to an inclusive economic recovery for California


California economic development leaders share how public-private efforts are the only way to match the scale of big challenges Read More

Thinking collectively and regionally is inspiring recovery funding strategies

07/02/2020 by Deb Kollars

Leveraging state and federal funding with equity in mind will help economic recovery efforts Read More

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New Valley Vision CEO brings focus on regional stewardship to Sacramento area nonprofit


Evan Schmidt takes over during a critical moment for the economic future of the region Read More

California Stewardship Network welcomes new co-chair

07/01/2020 by CA Fwd

Heidi Hill Drum of the Tahoe Prosperity Center joins Oscar Chavez to lead the network  Read More