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Public-Private Partnerships in Tackling Poverty: A Funders’ Briefing on CalSavers, A Cross-Generational Approach

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
The California Wellness Foundation
City National Plaza, 515 S Flower Street, #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, affecting rural, suburban and urban communities, coastal and inland areas. And for working Californians, poverty in aging is even more dire―even for a younger worker today. The UC Berkeley Labor Center predicts that half of Californians currently working will likely retire with just $24,000 a year in a state with ever increasing living costs―from health care to housing.

What’s more, poverty among seniors disproportionately affects communities of color and women. Latino seniors, the fastest growing segment of the senior population, are almost three times as likely to be poor with incomes below 200 percent federal poverty level as white seniors. Women are 80 percent more likely than men to live in poverty in retirement.

The CalSavers Program is a cross-generational approach to address poverty in California, giving almost 7 million private sector workers an opportunity to participate in a workplace retirement savings program and a fighting chance against poverty.

Join us for a discussion on where philanthropy is addressing systems change to address poverty, how partnerships will be crucial for the success of CalSavers, and how funders and grantees are working together to advance this anti-poverty strategy.



12:00 pm: Lunch and Registration
12:30 pm: Program Beings
  2:00 pm: Program Concludes



  • Mark Herbert, California Director, Small Business Majority
  • Gustavo Herrera, Western Regional Director, Young Invincibles
  • Padmini Parthasarathy (Moderator), Program Director, The California Wellness Foundation
  • Katie Selenski, Executive Director, CalSavers Program, State Treasurer’s Office


SCG members: No cost to participate
Non-members: $0

Who May Attend
SCG members and eligible non-members

SCG members, please log in to your SCG account to register. 
Non-members, please email [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.