We strongly believe policy is a lever for systems change and as such, we aim to take collective action and support solutions that advance positive student and family outcomes. One of our collective “change effort” levers has been to develop and advocate for a state-level policy agenda that will financially invest in CA organizations seeking to implement place-based cradle-to-career initiatives. Through these efforts, we aim to level the playing field for all youth and families in California, ensuring a child’s potential isn’t dictated by race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance.
We work with community partnerships because we know they have a concrete core vision that drives their efforts. We listen to communities because we know those most proximate to the issue must be part of the solution. Together, we are communities working together for change.