Learning and Development Results - Turning Research Into Action!
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Learning and Development: 
Turning Research into Action

Step Up Silicon Valley in partnership with the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University brings well researched social, economic, and education topics from universities to the community. In the past two years, through the Learning and Development program, Step Up has convened the following stakeholders/committees:
  • An Economic Bill of Rights to End Poverty – Prof. Scott Myers-Lipton, San Jose State University. Watch the video. 

    Read Scott's latest Mercury News Article, "San Jose’s Minimum Wage: The Start of Something Big."

    On March 26, we are convening a meeting to move forward on local and state initiatives for an Economic Bill of Rights. If you would like to participate, please contact us.

  • Environmental Injustice – Prof. Christopher Bacon and Prof. Iris Stewart-Frey, Santa Clara University. Watch the video.

    On March 4, we convened a stakeholders meeting to discuss the results of their recently published study, Environmental Injustice: A Spatial Analysis of Cumulative Environmental Benefits and Burdens for Santa Clara County's Neighborhoods.” 

    Step Up continues to support this initiative in order to help educate our community about how pollution is negatively impacting vulnerable populations, especially elementary school students. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.

  • Savings Groups – Prof. Jeff Ashe, Columbia University. Watch the video.

    Step Up convened a committee to discuss the possibility of modeling a College Savings Initiative after the Savings Circle model presented by Prof. Jeff Ashe. We are pleased to inform you that this initiative is gaining a lot of support and we plan to give you an update at the March 26 meeting. 
  • Supplemental Poverty Measure – Prof. David B. Grusky, Center on Poverty and Inequality. Watch the video. 

    In 2012, the Step Up Network officially adopted the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).  Subsequently, we invited Prof. David Grusky to discuss the difference between the SPM and Official Poverty (OPM), and what each measure means to individuals and society as a whole.  Please take a look at the video to learn more.
To learn more about the Learning and Development Series, click here.

Step Up Silicon Valley Team Meeting


Thursday, March 26 at 8:30 am

Dialogue & Action on the Following:
- Economic Bill of Rights
- College Savings Circle
- Environmental Injustice

Location: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
RSVP: Email aramos@s
If you would like to get involved with one or more of these committees, please join us for this meeting or contact us

Learning and Development Series

Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 am - The War on Poverty
Presented by Professor Hilary Hoynes from the University of California, Berkeley

Location: Wiegand Room, Vari Hall, Santa Clara University
RSVP: Email aramos@stepupsv.org


About Step Up Silicon Valley

Step Up Silicon Valley is a social innovation network. Our goal is to reduce poverty and increase economic opportunity in Santa Clara County. Led by the county's nonprofit, public, and private sector leaders, we seek to nurture cross-sector conversations, collaborations, and solutions in service of disrupting the systems that cause and perpetuate poverty. Learn more at www.stepupsv.org.


Almaz Negash
Managing Director, Step Up Silicon Valley

2625 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
Office: (408) 325-5128
Fax: (408) 944-0275
Email: anegash@stepupsv.org

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