January 2024

California Jobs First: Equity Indicators for the Sacramento Region

Overview

California Jobs First, formerly known as the California Economic Resilience Fund (CERF), is a $600 million fund created by the State of California to support community investments that promote inclusive economic development and climate resilience.

This data portrait of the Sacramento region is one of seven regional equity profiles developed by the National Equity Atlas to support community and labor groups engaged in the California Jobs First program. It provides data and insights on racial equity, economic inclusivity, and environmental justice. It also demonstrates how local organizations and community advocates can leverage available data to explore equity issues and identify opportunities to address regional disparities.

January 2024

California Jobs First: Equity Indicators for the Central Coast Region

Overview

California Jobs First, formerly known as the California Economic Resilience Fund (CERF), is a $600 million fund created by the State of California to support community investments that promote inclusive economic development and climate resilience.

This data portrait of the Central Coast region is one of seven regional equity profiles developed by the National Equity Atlas to support community and labor groups engaged in the California Jobs First program. It provides data and insights on racial equity, economic inclusivity, and environmental justice. It also demonstrates how local organizations and community advocates can leverage available data to explore equity issues and identify opportunities to address regional disparities.

January 2024

California Jobs First: Equity Indicators for the Inland Empire Region

Overview

California Jobs First, formerly known as the California Economic Resilience Fund (CERF), is a $600 million fund created by the State of California to support community investments that promote inclusive economic development and climate resilience.

This data portrait of the Inland Empire region is one of seven regional equity profiles developed by the National Equity Atlas to support community and labor groups engaged in the California Jobs First program. It provides data and insights on racial equity, economic inclusivity, and environmental justice. It also demonstrates how local organizations and community advocates can leverage available data to explore equity issues and identify opportunities to address regional disparities.

January 2024

California Jobs First: Equity Indicators for the Southern Border Region

Overview

California Jobs First, formerly known as the California Economic Resilience Fund (CERF), is a $600 million fund created by the State of California to support community investments that promote inclusive economic development and climate resilience.

This data portrait of the Southern Border region is one of seven regional equity profiles developed by the National Equity Atlas to support community and labor groups engaged in the California Jobs First program. It provides data and insights on racial equity, economic inclusivity, and environmental justice. It also demonstrates how local organizations and community advocates can leverage available data to explore equity issues and identify opportunities to address regional disparities.

January 2024

Hoja de Hechos: Los Funcionarios Electos del Área de la Bahía aún no Reflejan la Diversidad de la Región

Overview

Se están eligiendo más personas de diferentes grupos étnicos como funcionarios en el Área de la Bahía. Sin embargo, la mayoría de los principales cargos electos siguen ocupados por personas blancas. Si bien la diversidad en los cargos electos no conduce automáticamente a políticas equitativas, ayuda a garantizar que las personas de comunidades subrepresentadas y excluidas estén en condiciones de liderar y dar forma a los sistemas y políticas que afectan sus vidas. Para fortalecer nuestra democracia, nuestros funcionarios electos deben reflejar las diversas experiencias de las comunidades a las que sirven y gobiernan para promover el bienestar colectivo de la región.

January 2024

Fact Sheet: Bay Area Elected Officials Still Don’t Reflect the Region’s Diversity

Overview

More people of color are being elected in the Bay Area. Yet most of the top elected positions remain held by white people. While diversity in elected office doesn’t automatically lead to equitable policies, it helps ensure that people from underrepresented and excluded communities are positioned to lead and shape the systems and policies that affect their lives. To strengthen our democracy, our elected officials must reflect the diverse experiences of the communities they serve and govern to advance the region’s collective well-being.

Revolutionary Leadership

January 2024

Grounding Justice: Toward Reparative Spatial Futures in Land and Housing

Overview

Grounding Justice: Toward Reparative Spatial Futures in Land and Housing serves as an anchoring document for our work in reparative spatial justice. It is both a call to action and an open invitation for collaboration and discussion that embraces the conversations, tensions, and collective growth that this path demands. 

In this inaugural publication, we highlight the critical need for a reparative spatial justice framework in land and housing policy. The paper uplifts key concepts, research findings, and perspectives from the field shedding light on the multifaceted nature of reparative spatial justice.  Drawing from a comprehensive literature review compiled by the PolicyLink housing team and the empirical insights of qualitative research conducted by Social Insights, this paper also synthesizes conversations with advocates, frontline workers, and thought leaders in the fields of spatial justice, reparations, housing justice, and land justice. The fusion of these insights frames a set of evidence-based recommendations, charting a course for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, organizers, and advocates dedicated to this transformative work.

Reclaiming Outdoor Spaces

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