Region Matters


August 5, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 34   

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of Region Matters.  Please continue to send your requests for inclusion in our newsletter to CRC Info.    

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CRC Spotlight
CRC in the News
Regionally-Relevant Events
Employment/Internship Opportunities
About The CRC
CRC Spotlight

CRC Presents the Regional Opportunity Index at the Yolo County Affordable Housing Forum

CRC Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Sergio Cuellar, will present the CRC's interactive data mapping tool, the Regional Opportunity Index (ROI) at the Yolo Regional Affordable Housing Forum.

Date: Wednesday - August 6
Time: 9am to 1pm
Place: New Harmony Mutual Housing Community Meeting Room - 3030 Cowell Blvd. in Davis. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend but advanced registration is required.

This forum will highlight the importance of neighborhood conditions in improving health outcomes and focus on how affordable housing is one of the foundations to healthy communities.  Community development, small business and health sectors are invited to discuss affordable housing issues related to improving health outcomes throughout the Greater Yolo region by increasing awareness of why integrating decent, safe, accessible, healthy, affordable housing will help localities meet their healthy communities' goals.


CRC in the News

CCEP Cited in LA Times 

Research from Mindy Romero, Director of the CRC's
California Civic Engagement Project, was cited in the Los Angeles Times last weekend.  The article discusses CA Governor Jerry Brown's history with the growing Latino electorate in California. 

For the latest on the CCEP's research, follow Mindy Romero on Twitter @MindySRomero.


Regionally-Relevant Events

"Harvest of Shame"
A Groundbreaking Documentary by Edward R. Murrow

The next movie in the California Institute for Rural Studies' film series is Harvest of Shame; a groundbreaking 1960 documentary that shed light on real conditions for migrant farmworkers in the U.S. on CBS television.   There will be a discussion after the screening with two experts on current conditions and a follow-up Q&A session that will be open to the audience.

Date: Sunday, August 17

Time: 4pm to 7pm
Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve - 1595 Railroad Ave, Vallejo, CA

Free and open to the public; please RSVP here.

 Employment/Internship Opportunities

Multiple Job Opening at GRID
GRID Alternatives
(GRID) works in communities across the United States and in Nicaragua to make solar power and solar jobs accessible to those that need them most. There are over 25 current job openings (including several internships) at all GRID offices across the country, including a SolarCorps Construction Fellow (Chico) and a Project Finance Consultant (Oakland).   Applications for these positions must be submitted online; for more information click here.


Policy Advocate Needed in Fresno
The Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
(LCJA) is a new organization created to fundamentally shift the dynamics that have created stark inequalities in California's low income, rural regions.  LCJA is hiring a full time Policy Advocate to be based in their Fresno office.  For a full job description and application instructions, please contact LCJA Co-Director Veronica Garibay. Deadline: August 15

About The UC Davis Center for Regional Change

Launched in 2007, the CRC is a catalyst for innovative, collaborative, and action-oriented research. It brings together faculty and students from different disciplines, and builds bridges between university, policy, advocacy, business, philanthropy and other sectors.  The CRC's goal is to support the building of healthy, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable regions in California and beyond.  


Learn more! Visit the CRC website. To contact us directly, email or  call us at (530) 752-3007.