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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

Live webcast by PPIC: Poverty and Opportunity in California (Oct. 15)


Poverty and Opportunity in California

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT

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About the program

Despite strong economic growth, California continues to experience high rates of poverty. Backed by strong fiscal reserves, state policymakers have taken several steps to assist struggling families, but the goal of reducing poverty remains elusive. In this conversation, PPIC will share the latest data from the California Poverty Measure, and a panel of experts will discuss the implications for decision makers, stakeholders, and families across the stateβ€”and what more needs to be done.


  • Jackie Botts, income inequality reporter, CalMatters
  • Caroline Danielson, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
  • Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC
  • Kimberley Johnson, director, California Department of Social Services
  • Tess Thorman, research associate, PPIC
  • Peter Weber, founder, California Bridge Academies
  • Iris ZuΓ±iga, member, Lifting Children and Families out of Poverty State Task Force


About PPIC

The Public Policy Institute of California is dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. We are a public charity. We do not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor do we endorse, support, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office.


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