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Geography of Child Poverty in California

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
February 23, 2017
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

California continues to struggle with high poverty rates among its youngest children. But does child poverty look the same in the Bay Area as it does in the Central Valley? How can policy responses take into account the vast differences in economic hardships faced by poor families across the state? PPIC researcher Sarah Bohn will outline findings from a new report, and a panel of experts will talk about local factors that affect child poverty and consider promising policy interventions.

This research was supported with funding from the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment and Sunlight Giving.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Sarah Bohn, research fellow, PPIC

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Caroline Danielson, senior fellow, PPIC
Suzan Bateson, executive director, Alameda County Community Food Bank
Liza Bray, executive director, Partners for Children South LA
Sabrina Kelley, resident services manager, Fresno Housing Authority

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


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The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

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The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.

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The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.

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