California Jobs First Collaborative Meeting: Summer of Collective Learning

The "Summer of Collective Learning" series were held from June to August 2023, creating space to learn and plan around the California Jobs First (CERF) initiative.

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California Jobs First Collaborative Meeting: Summer of Collective Learning

Each California Jobs First monthly meeting featured a collective learning session on topics related to California Jobs First program values and goals, as well as time dedicated to advancing our regional efforts.

Summer of Collective Learning Series

June 22, 2023

We kicked off our first meeting in the “Summer of Collective Learning” series with a presentation from guest speaker Dr. Manuel Pastor. We made some major announcements regarding changes to the California Jobs First (CERF) program (California Jobs First Catalyst Fund Program) and other updates.

July 27, 2023

The session featured a panel of Economic Development Pilot Project awardees discussing innovative projects advancing California Jobs First. Additionally, there was a presentation from our Lead Research Partner, Brookings, providing an overview our research progress and plan.

August 24, 2023

The session featured the Salinas Inclusive Economic Development Initiative and collaborative partners with Mujeres en Acción learning about their efforts to influence inclusive recovery and economic development, especially as it relates to the preservation and creation of quality, family-sustaining jobs in Salinas.