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The 2021-2022 California state budget enacted last June includes $600 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to establish the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF), a program being designed by the state to support an “equitable and sustainable

On January 10th, Governor Newsom released the much anticipated 2022-23 state budget proposal which contains a total of $286 billion investments aimed to support working families, students, adult learners, and the business community. EDGE applauds the administration for the inclusion

As the spring semester approaches, there are still eligible students on the fence about enrolling at California community college. Prospective students are encouraged to enroll now in classes and plan ahead for future semesters. The benefits can’t be ignored. Attending

Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday 2021, EDGE would be honored to earn your support to advance shared prosperity for all Californians in the coming year. EDGE brings together business, labor, education, social justice, and workforce development organizations to address workforce shortages and

Annual Report 2020-2021

Dear Friend, I’m excited to bring you the first annual State of the California EDGE Coalition Report intended to provide you with an overview of our successes and growth over the past 12 months, as well as a spotlight on

California is in the process of establishing a statewide longitudinal data system, also known as the Cradle-to-Career Data System, integrating K-12, higher education, social services, workforce training, and employment data in a secure system – fully leveraging quality data to

Over the course of the 2021 legislative session, and in light of the ongoing global pandemic, the CA EDGE Coalition has focused on various education, training, and workforce policy efforts centered on the needs of low/no-income students, adult learners, workers,

An equitable and inclusive economy must center the needs of communities that experience barriers when working to achieve economic mobility.  Black, American Indian, and Latinx communities are overrepresented in California state prisons and the juvenile justice system. Many justice involved

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