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The Opportunity Summit

  • The Sheraton Sonoma County 745 Baywood Drive Petaluma, CA, 94954 United States (map)

The Opportunity Summit
Collaborating to Build A Region That Works for All
April 20, 2018

A Strong Start for Every Child.
Affordable Housing for Every Individual.
Quality Employment for All Workers. 


What will it take to scale up solutions to equitably meet these critical needs for the most vulnerable in the Bay Area? How do we align across sectors and geographies to solve these issues? What is working in urban, suburban and rural communities? What’s needed? What’s next?

Hear from local, state and national experts who are creating collaborative and innovative solutions. Connect with colleagues from across the region.
Plug in to new opportunities to learn more and take action. 

Register here today!

Topics include: 

  • The Current Landscape of Housing, Employment and Education Issues in the Bay Area

  • Innovative Government and Community Collaborations to Ensure Equity 

  • How Workforce Development Systems are Shifting to Serve our Most Vulnerable Populations

  • Bright Spots in Employment for Individuals Facing Systemic Barriers

  • Building Political Will to Fund Quality Affordable Early Childhood Education

  • Local innovations in funding Early Childhood Education

  • Uniting the Housing Movement: What Will it Take to Align Housing Advocacy and Scale Solutions?

  • Local Bright Spots in Addressing the Housing Crisis

Speakers include: 

  • Richard Bronson, 70 Million Jobs Initiative 
  • Californians for Safety and Justice 
  • Oscar Chavez, Sonoma County Human Services Department/Upstream Investments
  • Amie Fishman, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California 
  • Donald Frazier, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency 
  • Mark Friedman, Thomas J. Long Foundation 
  • Pedro Galvao, Non Profit Housing Association of Northern California 
  • Angie Garling, Alameda County Early Childhood Education Program 
  • Lynsey Gaudioso, Public Advocates 
  • Robert Gill, Checkr 
  • John Gioia, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors 
  • Chris Hoene, California Budget & Policy Center 
  • Carla Javits, REDF 
  • Melissa Jones, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative 
  • Emily Juneau, Root and Rebound 
  • Moira Kenney, First 5 California 
  • Dwayne S. Marsh, Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) 
  • Jim Mayer, California Forward 
  • Dave Metz, FM3 Research 
  • Eric McDonnell, Galt Foundation 
  • Mariana Moore, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty Contra Costa County
  • Anne Price, Insight Center for Community Economic Development 
  • Matt Regan, Bay Area Council Economic Institute 
  • Erika Rincón, PolicyLink 
  • D’Jon P. Scott-Miller, Marin Housing Authority 
  • Brian Solomon, USDA Food & Nutrition Service 
  • Deborah Thrope, National Housing Law Project 
  • Matthew Tinsley, Santa Clara County Office of Education Strong Start Project
  • Tamisha Walker, Richmond Safe Return Project 
  • Pete Weldy, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Early Learning Center
  • Caroline Whistler, Third Sector Partners 
  • Tennis Wick, Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management
Earlier Event: April 18
CCC Susanville Graduation
Later Event: April 21
FITE Film & Panel at Cal Day