Part of our work with the State of California requires us to perform a community needs assessment every two years. This spring, we surveyed county service providers, low-income community members and researched publicly accessible data, and the Community Needs Assessment is the result of this work.
Several themes appeared over and over:
- While unemployment drops, job growth has been limited outside of Hi-Tech.
- Budget cuts are negatively affecting Education, Public Safety, our social safety net and all government services.
- There is drastic inequality between those experiencing the economic recovery and those left behind, particularly by race, gender, age and immigration status.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments .