State of California Latino Middle Class

The inaugural CLEI’s State of California Latino Middle Class will examine the trends of Latino economic well-being in California. With Latinos’ growing demographic presence in the state—38.5% of the state’s population—a strong Latino middle class is essential to the future economic vitality of California. This event sets the foundation to address the expansion of the Latino middle class as a priority to the greater advancement of California and America’s economic growth.of California and America’s economic growth.
Date: 7/9/2019
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: California Museum (Auditorium) - 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Confirmed Speakers: 
Dr. Mindy Romero - Founder and Director of the California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy
Lenny Mendonca - Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Director of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Mike Madrid - Senior Advisor at California Latino Economic Insitute and partner at GrassrootsLab
Gina Lujan - CEO & Founder @ Hacker Lab & Code For Hood 

Event Partner: California Latino Legilsative Caucus
Community Partners:
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
California Civic Engagement Project
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality
Latino Community Foundation
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy


Regional Forum - Los Angeles, CA
Beyond the Disparities: The Economic Reality for California Latinos in Employment and Entrepreneurship 
The CLEI’s Regional Forums Series are designed to engage stakeholders in proactive and timely conversations to address the opportunities to expand the Latino middle class. This event will also serve as the platform to release our latest research on Employment and Entrepreneurship. Employment and Entrepreneurship are critical equalizers towards upward economic mobility into the middle class for Latinos. Recent trends show a significant increase of Latino owned businesses, yet the economic disparities for the future of this group continues to grow and become more alarming. Our Research Brief Special Series: The State of Latino Economic Well-Being in California have been pivotal to provide the baseline footing and opportunities to grow a Latino middle class in California.
Date: 5/10/2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Locatiion: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce - 350 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Registration Portal: Invite Only Event