California Policy Summit 2018
Lifting California Children and Families Out Of Poverty (Invite Only)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 / 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
California's acclaimed position as the 5th largest economy in the world belies an economic landscape that harbors the highest effective poverty rate and the highest percentage of children in poverty of any state in the country. California maintains a robust social safety net, yet more than 20% of the state's children live in deep poverty. As it builds its recommendations required by law to be submitted to the Legislature and new Administration this November, The Lifting Children and Families out of Poverty Task Force has brought multi sector leaders together to develop state policies to comprehensively address this human and fiscal crisis in line with effective business practices, including a comprehensive approach to coordinating prenatal and health care & child care, education, and social services. This session will explore how this approach to systemically tackle child poverty can foster a more inclusive investment strategy - in communities and human capital - that enables children and youth to thrive throughout the state for generations to come.