On April 7th, 2022, an virtual briefing on the Central Coast Regional Equity Study was held for policymakers and the philanthropic community.
This briefing served as an opportunity for key regional policymakers and philanthropic leaders to engage in a multidimensional and multisectoral discussion centered on collaborative efforts in addressing equity within the bi-county region. Utilizing the Central Coast Regional Equity Study, a data-driven report co-produced by The Fund for Santa Barbara, UCSB Blum Center, and USC ERI, and incorporating perspectives from diverse stakeholders, this conversation set the foundation for an action-oriented approach to advancing equity throughout our region.
The event was co-sponsored by the Ventura County Community Foundation, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and SoCal Grantmakers, and co-hosted by Supervisor Greg Hart and Supervisor Carmen Ramirez. The virtual event featured discussions facilitated by Dr. Alice O’Connor of the UCSB Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality and Democracy, Dr. Manuel Pastor of USC Equity Research Institute, Rick Cole of the Congress of New Urbanism, Miguel Santana of the Weingart Foundation, and Lucas Zucker of the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE).