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Montclair and Ontario Invest in Future Workforce

Montclair and Ontario Invest in Future Workforce

Like many cities throughout California, Montclair and Ontario are faced with breaking the cycle of low adult educational attainment, family poverty and workforce development hurdles. An innovative partnership, the Promise Scholars Initiative, offers a way to overcome these community challenges.

January 2014
How Local Officials Can Support Citizenship and Civic Participation

How Local Officials Can Support Citizenship and Civic Participation

Approximately 2.5 million “lawful permanent residents” living in California are eligible to become U.S. citizens. Local officials can leverage their leadership to encourage naturalization efforts and strengthen their communities.

January 2014
Connecting Veterans With Services Benefits the Entire Community

Connecting Veterans With Services Benefits the Entire Community

California is currently home to 1.8 million veterans, and an additional 40,000 veterans are expected to return to the state every year for the next several years.

January 2014
On the Record

On the Record

December 2013
Santa Maria’s Listos: Disaster Preparedness Program Builds Trust

Santa Maria’s Listos: Disaster Preparedness Program Builds Trust

The City of Santa Maria's Listos program emphasizes sharing emergency and disaster preparedness skills, using a culturally appropriate curriculum that overcomes language and trust barriers.

October 2013
A Tale of Two Cities: Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek’s Community Service Days

A Tale of Two Cities: Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek’s Community Service Days

These projects increase civic pride and produce remarkable results.

September 2013
Institute Offers Programs and Resources at the League Annual Conference

Institute Offers Programs and Resources at the League Annual Conference

The Institute for Local Government is offering several sessions at the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo to provide educational opportunities for city officials.

September 2013
SmartRiverside Transforms Community and Fosters Innovation

SmartRiverside Transforms Community and Fosters Innovation

SmartRiverside has helped transform the city by promoting high-tech businesses, encouraging collaboration and creating a forum for communication between students and high-tech organizations.

June 2013
City Officials Speak to Budget Cuts

City Officials Speak to Budget Cuts

Local elected officials weigh in on current challenges and priorities.

May 2013
Supporting Health in Our Communities

Supporting Health in Our Communities

By supporting wellness efforts, cities can offer an environment where residents and employees are encouraged to be more physically active, eat nutritious food and enjoy the advantages of good health.

April 2013