Philanthropic case for Inland CA

In spring 2020, Governor Newsom’s office and regional partners held seven virtual listening sessions across the Central Valley and Inland Empire with the crucial community and nonprofit stakeholders. The goals of these convenings were to engage with local voices and hear from community leaders about the needs and opportunities for investment in inland California, with particular sensitivity to how COVID-19 and recent events have exposed underlying challenges.

On July 2, the Center for Social Innovation and its research, government, and community partners presented findings and lifted up examples of powerful work happening in the Central Valley and Inland Empire.


The Health Needs of Undocumented Older Adults: A View on Health Status, Access to Care, and Barriers

The study, UndocuElders in the IE, aimed to shed light on the experiences of undocumented older adults’ health status and process of accessing care. In-depth semi-structured interviews were used to facilitate dialogue with undocumented older adults (N=30) ages 55-63 (M=61.67, SD=5.50). Most of the participants were Mexican (n=26, 87%) and had lived in the U.S. on average 21 years (SD=8.78) (Download the report below for the full executive summary)


Census 2020

A collection of resources about the 2020 Census, including the Census Landscape Survey, Census Stakeholder Survey, I.E. Census Funded Report. As well as our Census regional partners: Census IE, IE Counts and UCR Counts. 


State of Inland Empire Empire Series

A series of reports about the Inland Empire region of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, which boasts a population of over 4.5 million residents. Future reports will include the  State of Nonprofits,  State of Civic Engagement and State of Health in the I.E.

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California’s Voter Choice Act

This brief, coauthored with the California Civic Engagement Project  is based on the findings of an extensive study of the five counties that adopted the VCA in 2018, and with the goal of informing VCA implementation in 2020 and beyond. This brief focuses on two questions: 1) How do election officials define a successful implementation of the VCA?, and 2) Which factors should county election officials consider when deciding to adopt the VCA?

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Reaching Low Propensity Voters

In partnership with California Common Cause and a community advisory group composed of non-profit organizations conducting civic engagement and GOTV work in a diverse set of California communities, the Center for Social Innovation (CSI-UCR) at University of California, Riverside designed and implemented an accelerated focus group research project to probe awareness of voting options, voting option preferences, and reactions to existing voter messaging materials.