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In the News: 2018 California Priorities Summit

The Sacramento Bee and McClatchy convened various state leaders for the California Priorities Summit. The goal was to discuss and share solutions to  critical policy issues facing California. The summit included interviews and panel discussions with advice for the Newsom administration and the state legislature (the discussion was also shared on Twitter via #Advice4Gavin) At the summit, […]

In the News: “California elections: Leaders say close House races are Key”

California Influencers, including CSI Director Karthick Ramakrishnan  answered this question on the November 2018 Elections: What will be the most important result to come out of  November’s election? “The most important election result will be the turnout rate in California, particularly among young voters and communities of color. The state has implemented a slew of measures to […]

In the News: “California politics must accommodate growing share of Asian-American voters”

In an op-ed published in the Sacramento Bee, CSI Director Karthick Ramakrishnan made the case for greater investments in the large and fast-growing Asian American electorate: “Hopefully, [the 2018 elections] will prove to national and state political parties the value of Asian-American voters and increase the kinds of investments that Democrats and Republicans alike make in […]

In the News: “41 Latinos in Congress. 2 races still undecided”

This article by the Associated Press, published in various outlets including the New York Times, notes that the number of Latino members of Congress will increase following the 2018 midterm elections. Professor Francisco Pedraza, co-director of our Civic Engagement Group at CSI-UCR, noted the significance of these gains. “Francisco Pedraza, a political scientist at University […]

CSI Welcomes Associate Director Marlenee Blas Pedral

The Center for Social Innovation is pleased to welcome Marlenee Blas as its new Associate Director. Marlenee brings a wealth of experience from her prior roles as a counselor in the UC Riverside Career Center, where she led the university’s work study engagement with employers both on and off campus. She helped found the Butterfly Project, […]

In the News: Ramakrishnan Given Frederick Douglass 200 Honor

CSI Director Karthick Ramakrishnan was honored as one of the recipients of the Frederick Douglass 200, which is a “project to honor the impact of 200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Douglass across those areas where he had such an impact – abolitionist, politician, writer, feminist, educator, entrepreneur and diplomat.” […]

In the News: “How congressional candidates pitch themselves to Asian-American voters”

This article in NBC News profiles Congressional candidates and their attempts to court the rapidly-growing Asian American and Pacific Islander electorate. The article notes that Asian Americans could end up swinging races in 27 congressional districts across 11 states, according to AAPI Data, a project of the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside. “Turnout […]

In the News: “Study of immigrants in the Inland Empire reveals diversity, growth”

“One out of every five residents in the Inland Empire – nearly 1 million people – is an immigrant, and that population is growing. “Yet the region of Riverside and San Bernardino counties isn’t necessarily associated with immigration. Instead, it’s sometimes connected to white flight, or older communities where people flock for lower-priced housing. “A […]