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The lack of affordable housing is a region-wide crisis, as it spans multiple demographic groups. The problem existentially has no boundaries, affecting those who are homeless, underemployed, immigrants, seniors, those with disabilities, veterans, emancipated foster youth, those who experience trauma, creatives, Millennials and young families just starting out. The solution must be multi-pronged and the response massive.
During the Sacramento region’s Farm to Fork month, the Carabiner salutes the ALF visionaries that helped start a movement of farmers, chefs, community leaders and elected officials who envisioned a delicious revolution with lofty goals: Support the region’s farming industry, be stewards of the land, provide farmer training and apprenticeships, encourage organic methods, and teach what it means to grow locally and cook and eat seasonally.
When the workforce is skilled, new businesses are attracted to the region. That premise has led to many public and private workforce development efforts in our region to support students as they choose and prepare for their job future in new industries.
Although its the 4th largest industry in California, generates $208 billion in annual revenue and employs nearly one million people, California nonprofits can't get no respect.
"I would say efficiency is the area where nonprofits need to concentrate. Efficiency is attractive to funders. They want impact in exchange for their support."
Linda Cutler (Class X) Executive Director, Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Two Star Community Partner
One Star Community Partners
Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Nehemiah Corporation of America
Silver Star Community Partners
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Sierra Health Foundation
Western Health Advantage
For two years ALF-MVC has been working with Jim Mayer of California Forward to keep Alf members apprised of reform efforts for our state. Because of the trust and relationship that have resulted from our work together, California Forward is asking ALF to assist them with a critical step in launching a statewide conversation engaging thousands of Californians.
In May, 2007, three ALF Senior Fellows, Faith Whitmore, Ken Larson, and Ami Bera, along with a group of Sacramento faith leaders, had the privilege of participating on one of these sponsored trips. As indicated in the article they wrote (Carabiner, Spring/Summer 2007), they found this trip to be a very open dialogue on the history, culture, politics, and faith of the Turkish people...