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Building a Better California for Our Children 

Who We Are

We are a group of political philanthropists, civic leaders, and public advocacy groups focused on supporting effective leaders and using best practices from around the world to ensure California's long-term success. 

Our Focus: California's Long-Term Challenges

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Better Schools
38 |

California's national ranking in 4th grade Math

2.6 |

Average reading grade level of economically disadvantaged 4th graders 

41 |

Percentage of California high schools that offer computer science

More Housing
180K |

New homes needed annually in CA

100K |

New homes built annually in CA

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Median home price in CA

821K |
Smarter Government
13.3 |

California's top income tax bracket -- highest in the nation

0.6 |

Percentage of CA taxpayers accounting for 40% of all state income tax

280K |

Net loss of California residents in 2020 to other states

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Our Goals

  • Better Schools:  Raise California's K-12 student performance into the top quartile nationally by 2035.

  • More Homes:  Cut California's 3.5M unit housing gap in half by 2035.

  • Smarter Government:  Make California among the ten best governed states in the nation by 2035 (as ranked by US News & World Report).

Our Model

  • Provide support for legislators willing to put common sense solutions ahead of special interest agendas.

  • Leverage the best nonpartisan research to champion best practices that enjoy broad consensus among experts.

  • Partner with good government groups across the state that have on-the-ground experience and credibility in their communities. 

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

| Margaret Mead

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