Weekly Updates


September 21st, 2012  Vol. 3. Issue 1                             

Dear Community,

Greetings! After the summer break, we are kicking off the fall season with the return of the CRC Weekly Updates. We are looking forward to a productive and supportive year with our CRC friends and colleagues!  

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In This Issue
CRC Activities
Regional Change in the News
Special Reports on Regional Change
Upcoming Events
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
CRC Activities


The CRC's California Civic Engagement Project  just released the first in a series of policy briefs. The brief (click here
outlines voter registration disparity for Asian and Latino populations. Although Latinos and Asians make up half of California's population, they register to vote in far smaller percentages. The voter registration gap means that these ethnic groups have proportionately less say in the electoral process compared to the general population.


Click here to listen to the CPR's Insight interview with Project Director, Mindy Romero and CRC Director, Jonathan London. Click here to read about the other exciting press the project has received! 


Regional Change in the News

Interested in a social change career? Unemployed? Underemployed? Unhappy at a soul-less 9-5 job?


iOnPoverty.tv has released a series of on-line informational videos about jobs for young professionals and students in for-profit and nonprofit economic opportunity enterprises. You can find their videos on the following channels:


1) On our site, click on Videos or Pathfinders www.ionpoverty.tv
2) On YouTube at www.youtube.com/ionpovertyvideos
3) On Vidcaster at http://ionpoverty.vidcaster.com
4) More channels coming soon - will update you when they are available.

For more information about the project, click here.
Special Reports on Regional Change


Recently, The California Financial Opportunities Roundtable (CalFOR), a group of over 90 experts and activists representing large banks, small financial institutions, wealth advisors, fund managers, the business community, and economic development organizations as well as local, state and federal government agencies, released their guidebook Access to Capital.


This document offers a one-stop-shop resource for anyone seeking capital, in a straightforward, easy to use format.  View the complete document here: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/Reports/CA-CalFOR.pdf


The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released two air monitoring reports, one draft report for public comment and one final report. The draft report of results for the first year of monitoring is available at http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/emon/airinit/air_network.htm The second report is a final memorandum on methyl bromide air monitoring. Under an Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, DPR and the Air Resources Board are conducting air monitoring for methyl bromide in several communities during 2011-2013. The monitoring results for 2011 are available at



With a new look, the new edition of Early Childhood Matters, on the subject of living conditions: The influence on young children's health, explores the links between the living conditions in which children grow up and their health and development. It includes articles on air pollution, accidents, nature and child-friendly cities, and contributions from four continents. You can download the pdf, read on issuu.com or order a free printed copy.


Upcoming Events


Mutual HousingMutual Housing is holding a tour this weekend this Wednesday, September 29th from 10-11am in North Highlands. Recently opened, the Highlands community features several 

sustainable designs, spans approximately 1,800 square feet, and was granted the Community Development Award by the Sacramento Housing Alliance. The tour aims to spread the word about the importance of stable housing for working families. To learn more about this event, click here


Fellowships and Employment Opportunities

Harder+Company Community Research is seeking a Research Associate in their Davis office to provide support on a diverse array of team-based research projects. The Research Associate will assist with developing evaluation designs and proposals, conducting qualitative and quantitative social science research, as well as independently implementing research projects, contributing to research teams, and preparing reports for a variety of audiences. For more information, click  here.   

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley is looking for an Assistant Cooperative Extension Land Change Science Specialist position (fiscal year) This position has a 100% FTE appointment in Cooperative Extension (CE). and has potential for applied research. click here.  

The Davis Honors Challenge (DHC) track of the University Honors Program (UHP) is soliciting projects on which the groups of third-year (previously known as "juniors") honors students can work over the course of two quarters on "real world" projects from clients.  In the past, the students have worked principally with local government entities and with non-profit organizations, as well as with UC Davis departments and entities. The deadline for application is September 24th, 2012. For more information, click here.