Forward Thinker [Fawr-werd Thing-ker] ? noun: A member of your community who saw a need and is working to fill it.
As the state of California grapples with increasing deficits, high unemployment, and other systemic issues, it has become unable to fill certain community needs. This is where Forward Thinkers come in ? people just like you and me who decided to step up and fill in where the state has fallen short, helping to improve their community, region, or state and inspiring others to do the same. Learn more about these outstanding Californians, and suggest one yourself.
“Creating jobs—getting people back to work—that’s what will jump start our economy.”
- Laphonza Butler
“The strength of California is its people because they are diverse, creative and open-minded.”
- Lorena Lopez
“California needs to solve problems, and people who live here must speak up.”
- Richard Close
“School is not only a vehicle for kids, but improvement of the community as a whole.”
- Larry Fondation
Rosa Elena Sahagún
“People are struggling to raise their families and feed their families.”
- Rosa Elena Sahagún