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CRC Director Jonathan London presented an opportunity analysis of the Sacramento region to the Board of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (SRCF), utilizing the CRC's Regional Opportunity Index as part of SRCF's strategic planning retreat. 
CRC faculty affiliate Dr. Chris Benner and CRC staff member Sergio Cuellar hosted a webinar, in partnership with the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, to announce the state-wide version of the ROI. 
Post-doctoral affiliate, Dr. Carolina Balazs, recently co-led a three-day workshop to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations on ways to engage and benefit residents in disadvantaged communities in California's Integrated Regional Watershed Management Plans. 
Please join the CRC for a forum promoting the forthcoming volume of essays:
“What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities”
Edited by the Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco and the Urban Institute
Friday, February 13, 2015
9am – 12pm
UC Davis Campus – Student Community Center
Lunch will be served
Across multiple fields and sectors, policymakers, funders, and practitioners working to improve low-income communities are increasingly looking to data analysis to inform community initiatives, investment strategies, and policy choices. Data-driven approaches - while promising - raise questions and challenges. There is a sizable gap between our interest in basing decisions on clear “evidence” and our ability to generate it in reliable, accurate, and meaningful ways. Transforming data into actionable information is often not straightforward, and capacity for analysis and application of data-rich information is uneven both within and across sectors. This forum brings together experts across multiple disciplines examining current and forward-looking approaches to tackling these issues. For more information please visit www.whatcountsforamerica.org.
The CRC's California Civic Engagement Project is releasing new research on 2014 voter turnout titled, California's New Political Realities: Why Low Voter Turnout May Be the New Normal and What Can be Done About it.
Date: January 22, 2015
Place: Brigade Headquarters - 548 Fourth Street, San Francisco