Region Matters


January 7, 2014  Vol. 4, Issue 6      

Dear CRC community,
Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a great holiday. Many exciting things are happening at CRC and we are delighted to share the latest with you!
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In This Issue
CRC News and Announcements
Upcoming Events
Publication Opportunities
Grant Opportunities
Job Opportunities
CRC News and Announcements
Welcome to New CRC Staff!

Sergio Cuellar


Sergio, a native of Patterson, California and the Central Valley, is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis. He will be leading outreach and education efforts to share the CRC's work with communities and assist communities in accessing CRC data through the Making Youth Data Matter Project and other CRC projects. Sergio comes with 10 years of experience working in Youth-Led Participatory Action Research, Youth and Community Organizing, Coalition Building and Education Policy. Sergio holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in United States History with an emphasis on US-Latin American Relations from California State University, Fresno.



Sara Watterson


Sara Watterson joined the Center in 2013 as a GIS Analyst in the Center's Mapping Lab. She conducts data analysis, creates maps, and assists the Center in web mapping development. Sara has over ten years experience working with GIS and data management, mainly in the natural resources field, and has worked for the University of Colorado-Boulder, Earthjustice, the Great Lakes Commission, and Nature Publishing. She holds a Master's degree from Oregon State University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

CCEP Director Mindy Romero's Upcoming Talk at University of California Center, Sacramento 

On January 14th, Mindy Romero, Director of the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project, will present on population change and California's future electorate at the University of California Center, Sacramento. A new policy brief from the California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) will be released during this event. Mindy will present the brief's findings involving projected changes in the future age and racial composition of U.S. and California voters through election year 2040.

Click here for more information and to register.



mr CCEP Director Mindy Romero Featured in The Sacramento Bee

Thursday, December 26th's edition of The Sacramento Bee featured Mindy Romero, Director of the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project. Mindy is quoted within the front page article "California Health Exchange Slow to Offer Voter Registration."

Click here to read the article.


  Upcoming Events

"Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability"

Presented by Professor William C. Clark, Harvard University 


Date: Tuesday 14 January

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Place: Multi-purpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis


Part of the ASI Distinguished Speaker Series, this event is co-sponsored by The Center for Regional Change. It is free and open to the public.


Click here for more information.

  Publication Opportunities

Call for Submissions to Public's Next Issue  


 Public: A Journal of Imagining America is calling for submissions linked to its next issue's theme of Hybrid, Evolving and Integrative Career PathsSubmissions may include reflection on, analysis of, or strategies for expanding beyond the mono-disciplinary framing in which one's position may be rooted; employment conceived as interdisciplinary; collaborations between and among different sectors; or development of other expertise to handle the expansive projects to which artists, designers, and scholars in public life may be drawn. Public is also interested in how graduate students and other pre-professionals pursue such pathways.

Submission deadline is January 30, 2014.
Click here for more information and submission guidelines. 
 Grant Opportunities
Quick Tips for Writing CBPR Grant Proposals
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)  has developed a list of grant writing tips and strategies for researchers and community-based organizations. Knowing how challenging it can be to write research proposals for community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects, CCPH created the guide to help applicants address the unique considerations of CBPR projects.
 If you are gearing up to write a grant proposal, you may also wish to check out this applicant guide on the PEPH Funding Opportunity Announcements Web page.
Job Opportunities

Administrative Officer for the Resource Center for Community Engaged Scholarship (ReCCES) at UC Merced

As an experienced administrative operations professional, the Administrative Officer administers and coordinates the daily operations of the Resource Center for Community Engaged Scholarship (ReCCES) and the Blum Center for Developing Economies. ReCCES is a campus-wide support initiative to help increase and improve research that is mutually beneficial to academic and community partners.

Position closes on January 12, 2014. Click here for entire job posting.