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Sacramento’s Innovation Agenda Goes to Washington

Blog: Project Update
Mar 23, 2017
In March a group of nearly 90 leaders from across the Sacramento region descended on an unusually cold Washington D.C. for an advocacy trip to spotlight local priorities to the federal government, with a focus on the agencies of the new Administration. The day after participants returned home, the President released his proposed budget for 2017-18, which poses significant impacts to many of the...+ Read more
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Volunteers Mulch, Plant, and Glean for Good

Blog: Randomness
Mar 22, 2017
‘ Investing in the future ’ can mean anything from financing a company to starting a family. Two activities that exemplify this phrase well: planting a tree and harvesting surplus fruit to feed the hungry. Investing one’s time? Check. Building a better future for our communities? Absolutely. Having fun? Definitely! On Saturday, March 18, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a very special event...+ Read more
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Manufacturers Give Feedback on Workforce Needs

Blog: Project Update
Mar 08, 2017
More than 80 manufacturing employers and community and workforce partners from across the Sacramento region attended the Let’s Talk Manufacturing Luncheon on March 1, 2017 at McClellan Park. The event, co-hosted by Valley Vision , McClellan Park , and American River College , was an opportunity for those gathered to discuss their pressing workforce issues, especially looming skills gaps, and...+ Read more

Valley Vision Expands Reach to Increase Jobs, Improve Health, and Quality of Life for Central Valley Residents

Blog: Project Update
Mar 03, 2017
At a meeting of Central Valley leaders held on the campus of the University of Pacific in early March, Bill Mueller conveyed his excitement about expanding Valley Vision’s geographic reach to the North San Joaquin Valley , where the 22-year-old civic leadership group will address the social and economic needs of residents and communities in the same it has served the six-county Sacramento region...+ Read more

SETA Awards $750K to Support Regional Innovation Through SlingShot

Blog: Project Update
Mar 02, 2017
Today the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) Board approved $750K in funding awards made through the SlingShot project. These awards will support entrepreneurship, business startups, and innovation in the 9-county Capital region. SlingShot is a project of the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) in which the CWDB awarded grants of $1 million each, regionally, across the...+ Read more

Sacramento Region Innovation Gets $750,000 Boost

News release
Mar 02, 2017
Eight awards announced today to benefit California Capital Region entrepreneurial and small business community SACRAMENTO, CA — At a meeting today at the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), the SETA board approved $750,000 in funding awards to eight different organizations across the Capital Region as part of SlingShot, a statewide project of the California Workforce Development...+ Read more

Sustaining our Clean Air Progress

Blog: Opinion
Feb 28, 2017
As the federal government considers changes to environmental regulations which are eliciting both anticipation and trepidation, California signals it will continue to pursue its role as a leader in the efforts to address global climate change. This is good news for an overwhelming majority of Californians (81%) who view climate change as a very serious (54%) or somewhat serious (27%) threat to...+ Read more

A Partnership for Digital Literacy and Community Opportunity

Blog: Project Update
Feb 28, 2017
Valley Vision continues to work with Sacramento’s elected leaders to develop and drive an action plan to support residents of Marina Vista and Alder Grove , Sacramento County’s largest public housing complexes located near Broadway Avenue and 5 th Street in northwest Land Park. Over the past year, Valley Vision has worked with Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna , Sacramento City Unified...+ Read more

Statewide School2Home Network Takes Action to Close the Digital Divide

Blog: Project Update
Feb 15, 2017
School leaders from all over California gathered in Ontario last week to share experiences and best practices in implementing School2Home , the California Emerging Technology Fund’s (CETF) statewide effort to close both the Digital Divide and the Achievement Gap in low-performing schools. Sunne Wright McPeak , CETF President and CEO, hosted the eighth annual School2Home Leadership Academy,...+ Read more

A Workforce Fit for Food Processing

Blog: Project Update
Feb 15, 2017
The AgPlus Food Processing Workforce Summit on February 7th kicked off the 2017 Food Processing Expo in Sacramento, which is hosted every year by the California League of Food Processors (CLFP) . The Expo is the largest food processing-related tradeshow in California, drawing a national audience. This first-ever workforce summit offered attendees a unique chance to talk about solving the big...+ Read more