At the California EDGE Coalition, it is our mission to bring together organizations that seek to address workforce shortages, create pathways to the middle class, and help communities that have been historically left out of California’s prosperity. This year, EDGE is looking to connect organizations that work with individuals with lived experience in workforce development, education, and/or training with policymakers and media outlets that want to better understand the real-life experiences of the communities we seek to serve. The insights and personal stories of individuals with lived experience provide valuable knowledge that can help policymakers be better equipped to improve pathways to high-paying jobs and advance equitable economic mobility.
If your organization is able to connect policymakers/media with individuals with the lived experience described above, please complete the form linked here. When EDGE is asked for the voice of lived experience, we will refer to this directory to assist with these connections.
If you have any questions, please reach out to EDGE Program Manager, Sebastien Chaubard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.