Learning and Development Series

The Learning and Development Series is a part of Step Up Silicon Valley’s effort to deepen dialogue on specific community issues and creating innovative solutions. We seek to engage our network through workshops that feature guest speakers who are experts in their fields. The L&D Series is sponsored by the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

2017 L&D Series

Step Up Silicon Valley is delighted to announce the 2017 Learning and Development Series. This year we are intentionally focusing on Preventing Generational Poverty. Our goal is to use these sessions as a platform for dialogue and action in order to come up with a policy position and/or support an existing policy that prevents generational poverty.

Upcoming Series

Child Poverty in California: Why We Must Act
Presented by Conway Collis, President and CEO of GRACE (Gather, Respect, Advocate, Change, Engage)
Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Forbes Family Conference Center, Room 126, Lucas Hall
Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053
RSVP by Thursday, May 18th to Angela at asilveira@stepupsv.org


2017 Speaker Series

Preventing Generational Poverty:
Economic opportunity or low-income trap? Lessons from recent research on intergenerational mobility in the United States. with Professor William Sundstrom, Department of Economics, Santa Clara University
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Past Speaker Series

Poverty, Inequality and Trends in the Labor Market with Professor Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
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Ending Extreme Inequality with Professor Scott Myers-Lipton, San Jose State University
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How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development with Professor Jeffrey Ashe, Columbia University
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Environmental Injustice: A Spatial Analysis of Cumulative Environmental Benefits and Burdens for Santa Clara County’s Neighborhoods with Professor Iris Stewart-Frey, Professor Christopher Bacon, and William Burke, Santa Clara University
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Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions with Professor Chris Benner, University of California, Davis
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Advocacy Training with Patricia Gardner, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure with Professor David B. Grusky, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
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Network Weaving with June Holley

For more information, please contact Angela Silveira.