Weekly Updates 

April 19, 2011

Vol. 1. Issue 12


Hello Friends,   

The Coalition on Regional Equity (CORE), in collaboration with the CRC and other community partners, is excited to announce the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute, through which CORE will help increase the diversity of boards and commissions in the Sacramento area.


Nominations to the inaugural cohort, which will begin in August 2011 are now being accepted! We invite you to make nominations of individual from within your organization, campaigns and programs, and networks who can fill priority seats. Nominees may have different types of affiliation with your organization- as staff, volunteer, program or campaign participant, partner, etcetera. For more information about the program and how to nominate individuals please visit the CORE website at: http://www.equitycoalition.org/ and click on the "Leadership" tab. 


Center for Regional Change

In This Issue
CRC Activities
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Regional Change in the News
Special Reports on Regional Change
Expanding The Circle On Regionalism

CRC Activities

- CRC's, Chris Benner, will be presenting with PolicyLink's, Jennifer Tran, on social equity mapping at the Sustainable Communities Institute as part of the Housing California's annual conference held on April 26th - 28th. See information about the conference here.

Jobs & Employment Opportunities 

- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is searching for a Program Officer for the Racial Equity portfolio based out of Battle Creek, Michigan. See more info here.  


- The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)  and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity (ASE) at the University of Southern California invite applications for a two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship beginning Fall 2011. See more info here.

- The UC, Davis
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center is seeking a Graduate Program Coordinator. See more info here.

Upcoming Events

- [Friday! 4/22] Watch as some of the nation's top economists and policy thinkers to investigate the relationship between inclusion and long-term economic growth and competitiveness - Is Equity a Superior Model?. See more info here.

- There will be a one day symposium on Race, Space and Nature at UC Berkeley on April 27th. See more info here.

- There will be a Keys to Securing Brownfields Funding workshops held across California from April 26th to May 10th. Find the dates and locations here.

- SCUSD's Connect Center in South Sacramento, the gateway to connecting students and families with critical support services is having a grand opening on May 9th.See the event flier here.
Regional Change in the News
- Sacramento Housing Association (SHA) files suit against Folsom for failing to provide workforce housing. Read the article here.

- A community garden at a Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., is providing healthy food for patients, while engaging the community and strengthening collaboration among hospital employees. Read more here.

- Two Important Transit Bills Moving in Sacramento. Read more about it here.
Special Reports on Regional Change
- Why Place and Race Matter, a new report by PolicyLink has been released. Find the report here.
Expanding The Circle On Regionalism
- Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Collaborative is a collaborative seeking to improve the health of children, families, and individuals within the Gold Country Region through education, policies, and environments that promote physical activity, nutrition, and access to healthy foods. Check them out here.

- Check out Health DataBytes,
an online community of health experts and advocates talking about how they're using data to make healthy change. See it 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