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Call to Action: Support Education and Workforce Bills Pending in Appropriations Committee

As we approach the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Suspense File hearing, taking place on Thursday, May 19th upon adjournment of session, EDGE is working hard to raise awareness and uplift critical measures pending before the Appropriations committees from both houses – urging our State leaders to make investments that seek to empower underserved students, adult …

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Community Economic Resilience Fund Update – April 2022

The Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) is intended to support the development of regional economic roadmaps that invest in industries that will thrive in a carbon-neutral future, create high-quality jobs, and build a more equitable and inclusive economy. A total of $600 million investment in last year’s budget was appropriated from the American Rescue Plan …

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Workforce challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry – Cutting EDGE Episode 4

EDGE Executive Director Zima Creason sits down with California Hospital Association President and CEO Carmela Coyle to discuss workforce challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry. Click here to view the full interview The Cutting EDGE is an interview series where Zima Creason, CA EDGE Coalition’s Executive Director, sits down with coalition members, partners, policymakers, …

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Call to Action: Join EDGE in elevating the voice of lived experience

At the California EDGE Coalition, it is our mission to bring together organizations that seek to address workforce shortages, create pathways to the middle class, and help communities that have been historically left out of California’s prosperity. This year, EDGE is looking to connect organizations that work with individuals with lived experience in workforce development, …

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Governor’s 2022-23 State Budget Proposal

The California EDGE Coalition applauds the Administration for the inclusion of education and workforce training investments geared towards addressing climate justice and the healthcare sector – all while centering equity and economic mobility for all Californians. The budget proposal builds upon last year’s historic investments that addressed food and housing insecurity, increased earn-and-learn opportunities, strengthened …

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Governor’s 2022-23 State Budget Proposal

On January 10th, Governor Newsom released the 2022-23 state budget proposal which includes  $286 billion dollars in investments aimed to support working families, students, adult learners, opportunity youth, and the business community. The budget also projects a surplus of $45 billion – $20 billion of the total is considered discretionary funding, $16 billion for K-12 …

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Call to Action: Sign-On Letter to Support Opportunity Youth in CERF Planning!

The 2021-2022 California state budget enacted last June includes $600 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to establish the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF), a program being designed by the state to support an “equitable and sustainable recovery” from the economic impacts of COVID-19. CERF will provide financial support to regional collaboratives …

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Governor Newsom Unveils the 2022-23 State Budget Proposal

On January 10th, Governor Newsom released the much anticipated 2022-23 state budget proposal which contains a total of $286 billion investments aimed to support working families, students, adult learners, and the business community. EDGE applauds the administration for the inclusion of education and workforce training investments geared towards addressing climate justice and the healthcare sector …

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Students Can Apply Now for the Fall Semester at a California Community College

As the spring semester approaches, there are still eligible students on the fence about enrolling at California community college. Prospective students are encouraged to enroll now in classes and plan ahead for future semesters. The benefits can’t be ignored. Attending a California community college doubles an individual’s chance of finding a job compared to those …

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Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday 2021, EDGE would be honored to earn your support to advance shared prosperity for all Californians in the coming year. EDGE brings together business, labor, education, social justice, and workforce development organizations to address workforce shortages and create pathways to the middle class through state policy and investments that advance a vibrant …

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