BANANAS is a child care resource and referral agency that offers many services to support parents and caregivers. Policy Analyst Kristen Schumacher presented “Five Facts Everyone Should Know About California’s Child Care and Development System” at the BANANAS’ board of directors meeting.
The Budget Center hosted an online panel discussion on what the latest Census data say about poverty in California and what can be done to address economic insecurity in our state. The Perspectives on Poverty discussion was based on the impact of economic hardship in California, from both the state and local perspective, and how policy change and other approaches could substantially reduce poverty and help more individuals and families advance.
The Reclaim CA Higher Education held a strategic planning conference to further their mission to get back to affordable, accessible and quality public higher education in this state. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene joined the panel discussions. » Read more about: Strategic Planning Conference: Higher Education for a New Generation »
The Budget Center hosted a Twitter chat to explore the 2014 Census figures and discuss how state policies can help broaden prosperity.
Budget Center Policy Analyst Luke Reidenbach discussed the United Ways report, Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015, with the authors and other experts. » Read more about: Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015 »
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided an update on the 2015-16 State Budget agreement, focusing on health and human services, at the Covering Kids & Families Coalition Meeting. Covering Kids & Families California is part of Community Health Councils, Inc. that works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults eligible for public healthcare coverage but are not enrolled.
Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented “Strategies to Reduce Poverty in California” at Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Chi-State’s 2015 Legislative Study Session. DKG Chi-State is the California chapter of the DKG Society International, a worldwide educational honor society for women educators. » Read more about: Legislative Study Session, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International »
As part of the Bay Area Asset Funders Network’s forum, Budget Center’s Executive Director Chris Hoene spoke on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at the State and Federal Level.
This Budget Center webinar brought together an expert panel that discussed health programs for California’s children and families and explored the opportunities and challenges our state faces in promoting youth health and wellness.
At CCEDA’s 26th Annual Conference, the Budget Center’s Chris Hoene spoke on California’s economic condition, as well as budget and policy proposals that address issues of economic security, poverty, and community development. » Read more about: Annual Teaching & Learning Conference, California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) »