Chronic Absence in the Sacramento City Unified School District

May 01, 2017
Chronic Absence in the Sacramento City Unified School District

Chronic school absence is associated with a number of poor outcomes for students, schools and communities. Since 2012, CRC-affiliated faculty member Nancy Erbstein and CRC staff (currently Cassie Hartzog) have worked with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and other community groups to understand and address the causes of chronic school absenteeism.

A Region and Its Children Under Stress

February 14, 2017
California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region and Its Children Under Stress 

Authors: Cassie Hartzog, Carolyn Abrams, Nancy Erbstein, Jonathan K. London, and Sara Watterson

My Brother's Keeper—Stockton

February 06, 2016
My Brother's Keeper—Stockton

When people hear about Stockton, California in the news, they usually hear of crime, bankruptcy, and foreclosures. Not surprisingly, many assume Stockton is a city with no opportunities, no hope and no love — and much of the data does not discourage that point of view. While it’s true that Stockton is up against incredibly difficult challenges, our city is also full of resilience, strength and heart. Stockton can never realize its full potential until we create pathways to opportunity for all residents, including our boys and young men of color.