Blog | December 22, 2021

Council for a Strong America California Year End Highlights

Our California office is proud to highlight our members’ work in support of children and families in 2021

2021 was quite the year: challenging, unprecedented, and truly remarkable! As the year comes to a close, we want to thank, highlight, and uplift the wonderful work our Council for a Strong America members achieved in support of children and families this year. In coalition with the California Legislature, partner organizations, ReadyNation business leaders, and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members, we made huge strides for California’s kids, and we look forward to continuing this important journey together in 2022.

Graphic with Council for a Strong America's 2021 data


Over 200 Council for a Strong America members engaged in policy and legislative advocacy in 2021, including meetings with members of the California Legislature and sign-on letters supporting increased investments in children and youth.


This year we produced seven reports and factsheets highlighting research in a wide range of areas, including home-based child care, afterschool programs, women in the workforce, and pathways to post-secondary education. These reports and factsheets serve to provide empirical evidence for the importance of programs and policies that prepare the next generation to be healthy, well-educated, and prepared for productive lives. View below for links to our work in 2021:


Council for a Strong America members authored a total of 12 earned media pieces in 2021, including op-eds and letters to the editor published in top 10 California daily newspapers. Earned media pieces covered a number of topics, including the importance of crime prevention and public safety programs, child care investments, broadband access, and postsecondary pathways. For a full list of the latest news from our California members please visit the news section of our website.


We held a total of 5 webinars gathering policy, business, law enforcement leaders and early education advocates discussing policy solutions to improving health and education outcomes for children and helping them succeed. View below for links to our work in 2021:


We launched 5 special campaigns featuring our members in video series and social media clips highlighting and celebrating various issues, including early literacy, quality child care, crime prevention and afterschool programs. View some examples of our 2021 campaigns below!

We thank our Council for a Strong America members, along with the California legislature, for the powerful work we do together on behalf of California’s children, youth, and working families. We also thank our funders, without whom this work would not be possible. We look forward to continuing the work ahead in 2022!

Council for a Strong America unites organizations of powerful community leaders from business, law enforcement and retired military who advocate for cradle to career policies and investments to foster the next generation’s growth and success in school, work, and life.


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