Weekly Updates 

June 1, 2011

Vol. 1. Issue 18

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Hello Friends,

Our partners at Ubuntu Green are seeking Youth interested in joining the Green Youth Leadership Team (GYLT) this summer!

The GYLT team will spend the summer and school year learning to be environmental leaders in the community by working to improve parks and recreational spaces, going on camping and recreational trips, organizing fun educational opportunities for the community, working in home and community gardens, learning how to cook healthy foods, and other things that will help green your community. Read more about the program and how to apply here.

 

Center for Regional Change

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

CRC Activities

- CRC RAC Member, Sandy Holman with the Culture-CoOp, will be helping sponsor as Juneteenth Celebration at the Davis Library on June 26th. See more info here.

- [Please Note] This eblast will be the last authored by CRC's graduate student researcher, Serina Correa. Future blasts will be authored by CRC's GSR, Michael Johnson. We look forward to the transition. If you have any contributions or questions about future eblasts please contact Michael Johnson at macjohnson@ucdavis.edu. Thank you!
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers

The federal government is requesting proposals for Healthy Food Financing Initiative grants and loans to help open new fresh food outlets in low-income and under-served communities. Find out more info here.  

Jobs & Employment Opportunities 

- Purdue is seeking an extension educator in economic and community development. Read more about the position here.

- Equality California is seeking a summer intern (stipend included). Preference will be given to Sacramento youth attending high school. Read more here.

- Three fellowships are available to graduate or professional students at University of California, Davis to conduct research in the Medical Humanities. Read more here.

Upcoming Events

- The 2nd International Conference On The Constructed Environment will be held on Oct 29th & 30th in Chicago. See more information about the conference here.   

 

- Celebrate Alchemist Community Development Corporation's success in bringing locally grown produce to Sacramento area neighborhoods. See here for more info on this event held on June 9th

Special Reports on Regional Change
-The Fundbook, an e-magazine dedicated to helping communities secure funding, released a special report on what's in store for rural development programs in 2012. Find it here.

- Read about the hidden history of Mexico/U.S. labor solidarity. Find the report here.

- [New Report] Dangerous by Design: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Death. See the report here.
Regional Change in the News

- Court: Most of AB32 may go forward. Read the article here.

 

- A new regional guide to healthy, affordable foods has been published, raising awareness of the importance of buying products that are locally grown. Read more here.

 

- Google Earth tool shows proximity of nuclear plants. How close are they and how many people do they effect? Read more here.

Expanding The Circle On Regionalism

- ReDrawCA is an interactive site created to bridge the gap that community groups have traditionally faced when it comes to redistricting. Have your voice be heard in the redistricting process! Find the site 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