Region Matters


 August 12th, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 42                    

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 
We hope your summer is providing ample time for relaxation and reflection. Please read on to learn about some of the exciting work that is happening with the CRC!

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CRC Impact
CRC Spotlight
Job Announcements
Upcoming Events
CRC Impact

'Putting Youth on the Map' Story Highlighted by UC Delivers

A key step in fostering healthy families and communities is presenting accurate, compelling an d actionable community-scale data about the condition of youth. California wants and needs for its youth to thrive - not merely to survive or face fewer problems. But how do we know whether our young people are doing well? According to UC Delivers, UC Davis Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) has answered this question. The UC Davis Center for Regional Change and UC Cooperative Extension joined together to generate Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM), an interactive website that presents two georeferenced youth indices plus 46 additional data layers that offer over 17,000 potential data combinations. The Youth Well-being Index (YWI) provides a score ranging from zero to an optimal 100 percent for areas bound by California school districts. Over 130 youth, family or community development professionals participated in two introductory webinars. An introduction webinar is posted at PYOM under the tutorial tab.


To read the full article, click here.

CRC Spotlight 

The Cal Endowment President/CEO Ross Wants to Hear Your Story,  HoodiesUp for Trayvon

hoodies for trayon The George Zimmerman verdict has conjured up an array of emotions for many of us. The California Endowment's President and CEO, Robert K. Ross invites you - all our sons and brothers - to think about your response to the verdict and to go a step further and share your personal stories along with what you want to see change in the world. TCE has created a place on social media to hear from you.

 To join the conversation on the HoodiesUp website, click here.


Job Announcements

Sacramento Region Community Foundation - Program Associate Opening

The Program Associate will provide support to advance the Foundation's impact areas in the community through innovative and strategic grantmaking, engagement in Foundation initiatives in the community with its many partners and sac reg cf donors, and in partnership with other Foundation staff, and to ensure that the Foundation's overall impact goals and objectives are achieved according to national compliance standards.

Click here for the full job description.


University of Wisconsin: Professor of Natural Resource Planning and Policy position

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources (CNR) and the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service in the Community, Natural Resources, and Economic Development Program (UWEX CNRED) are seeking a joint appointment full time (12-month), tenure track position. As a faculty member of the UW-Stevens Point CNR, Center for Land Use Education (CLUE), and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST), the candidate has responsibilities for undergraduate teaching (75%), focused on energy policy courses, and for Extension outreach education (25%), focused on energy issues and policy. Opportunities exist for involvement in research, outreach, and international programs to meet University scholarship and service requirements. Experience in and desire to work with diverse populations of learners and stakeholders is preferred.

Michigan State University: Faculty position in Water and Environmental Justice

The Department of Sociology and the Environmental Science and Public Policy Program (ESPP) at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 16, 2014 in the area of environmental justice/environmental equality. We seek candidates with a specific research focus on water access issues of concern to groups that traditionally have been marginalized in society, including, but not limited to, indigenous peoples, women, and communities of color. The position is part of MSU's Global Water Initiative, an effort to mobilize research expertise across the campus to address the world's most compelling water issues. With over 100 faculty members already working in water-related disciplines, the university has expertise spanning academic units within the natural, social, and engineering sciences.

Click here for job posting



 Upcoming Events

Affording our Future: Strategies for Smart Growth in a Profit-Driven World

September 5th in Clovis and Fresno

The cities of Clovis and Fresno along with the Local Government Commission host two timely events on the issue of aligning sustainable growth patterns with sustainable budgets. The workshops will explore the latest tools and thinking on measuring the fiscal impacts of different growth scenarios as well as the challenges and opportunities communities face in facilitating the type of development that provides long-term fiscal stability.

For more details and information on how to register, visit the event webpage here.

Bruce Katz Book Release and Discussion at the Alumni House, University of Californiakatz Berkeley on Sept 19 from noon to 2 pm 


Save the date to hear Bruce Katz discuss his recent book, The Metropolitan Revolution, with a panel of national experts. His book The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy, highlights these urban American success stories and the people behind them in order to share lessons and catalyze action.

To register for this free event, including light lunch, click here.