One of the City of Sacramento’s big initiatives: Come up with the right jobs strategy that boosts all of its neighborhoods, especially those with less-than average employment rates and high poverty.
So how is that going? How is Sacramento residents' feedback on the matter being used? What is funding being spent on, and who and where is it benefiting? And how can the City’s government, businesses, nonprofits and us individuals turn these efforts into tangible economic growth and good jobs that boost people’s incomes and improve the neighborhoods they live in?
Listen to this conversation with some Californians who are giving their all to boost economic growth in neighborhoods that need it — and find out how you can help them with their efforts.
* Melissa Anguiano - economic development manager for the City of Sacramento
* Nicholas Haystings - president and executive director of Square Root Academy, a nonprofit that puts on after-school programs and community events in STEM skills for underrepresented students
* Mariah Lichtenstern - founding partner and managing director of DiverseCity Ventures, a venture capital firm that funds tech companies run by underserved founders
* Tyrone Roderick Williams - director of Sacramento Promise Zone, and director of development for Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
* Dianna Tremblay - Director of Acceleration for ICA Fund Good Jobs, a nonprofit, impact investment firm focused on creating jobs and economic opportunity in San Francisco and Oakland’s inner cities