Weekly Updates 

April 12, 2011

Vol. 1. Issue 11


 Hello Friends,  


Our community partners, Ubuntu Green and the Youth Development Network, will be holding a Youth Facilitation Training this Friday April 15th at the California Endowment in Sacramento.


The training will focus on:

         A framework for effective, engaging methods

         Techniques for creating maximum participation

         Strategies for connecting with all youth....and more!


See here for more information and to RSVP for the event.  

Center for Regional Change

In This Issue
CRC Activities
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Regional Change in the News
Special Reports on Regional Change

CRC Activities

- CRC RAC member & President of community partner organization, Ubuntu Green, is seeking a program director to oversee all programmatic work for Ubuntu Green. Read more about the opportunity here.

- CRC RAC member & Dept of Housing and Urban Development Director, Cynthia L. Abbot, would like to inform you of HUD's 2011 grant funding opportunities. See the opportunities here.

Request for Proposals & Call for Papers

- RFPs are now being accepted for the Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program. See more info here.

- Call for papers! Second International Conference Of Young Urban Researchers. See more info here.

Jobs & Employment Opportunities 

- The Children's Defense Fund is seeking a Program Associate for their Los Angeles office. Read more about the opportunity here.

- The Napa County Department of Conservation, Development and Planning is seeking a GIS intern. Read more about the opportunity here.

Upcoming Events

- From Safe Strawberries to Safe Schools: An Action Forum on Pesticide Alternatives will be held on April 16th in Salinas. See more info here.

- UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Public Policy will be hosting a public policy, transportation and urban planning conference on California High Speed Rail on May 2nd-3rd. See more info here.

- The Central Valley Health Policy Institute will be holding a Place and Public Health Conference on May 26th. See more info here.
Regional Change in the News
- Some bright spots emerge on the 13th annual Kern County Report Card. Read more here.

- Concerned residents will get a chance to voice their concerns to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a public hearing about the Avenal power plant project policy shift. Read more here.
Special Reports on Regional Change
- Two new PBS documentary films have proven to be invaluable teaching tools about the issues of food, the environment, sustainability and local foodways. Read more info here.

- New Migration Policy Institute Report Examines US-Mexico Migration Relationship from 1890s to Current Day. See the report here.
 See all of this information and more on our website: regionalchange.ucdavis.edu. We invite any input on or contributions to these announcements.  Also, if you are interested in providing a post for our blog, please let us know.  To unsubscribe, click the "unsubscribe" button below. Thanks for your time!


Serina Correa

UC Davis Center for Regional Change