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March 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Come join us at Studio 817 to celebrate the commencement of ALF-MVC's Class XXI as they join the Sr. Fellows network. Help us welcome the new class of Sr. Fellows by congratulating them at a reception and dinner in their honor. Class XXI
April 25, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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ALF-MVC Senior Fellows Tackle the Affordable Housing Crisis

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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.

ALF Fellows Envisioned a Delicious Revolution

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017

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. 

Career Tech with a Twist

Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017

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. 

The Lure of the Tourist

Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Wherever you see progress in diversifying our region's industry clusters, you'll find ALF Senior Fellows at the heart of it.  And tourism is no exception. In our ALF-Mountain Valley sphere of influence, tourism is seen as an instrument for regional development.  

"Tourism is an industry that creates jobs. In fact, it is the one industry that can't be exported. You need the people to service visitors and that means those jobs remain in the community."
Mabel Salon  (Class XVI) UC Davis Director of Community Services and boardmember, Visit Sacramento 

Call Them Entrepreneurs

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017

Nonprofits Need to Grow Like Businesses Do

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 

Community Partners Support ALF

Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Two Star Community Partner


One Star Community Partners

Drexel University
Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Nehemiah Corporation of America

Silver Star Community Partners

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Sierra Health Foundation
Western Health Advantage

Shaping California's Future: A Regional Dialogue

Published: Monday, March 1, 2010

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.

ALF Invited to Experience Turkey

Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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...

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