Inland Empire

Roadmap for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

2030 Vision for the Inland Empire

IE RISE is a two-county wide collaborative that works towards amplifying community voices around a unified vision and activating shared values to reform systems to make them truly equitable. Our vision is grounded in racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity, and gives explicit attention to communities historically excluded by immigration status, ability, age, or other factors. Together, we intend to set new expectations for our region and re-define what is possible for our counties. 

Our first step is to create that unified vision that will guide our work in the coming years. Please find our vision for each of our Issue Tracks outlined below. 

  • Racial Justice
  • Public Safety
  • Immigrant Justice

Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other racially disenfranchised communities will have inclusive and equitable access to resources for a more sustainable, thriving economy by prioritizing equality where they live, work, and learn.

Intervention and prevention to ensure safe and vibrant communities--especially youth, immigrant, disenfranchised communities-- in ways that are redemptive, restorative, and responsible in reducing violence in all forms.

We envision a region and state where justice abounds and the economic and cultural contributions of immigrants are valued and respected and help create a more prosperous region and state.

  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Environmental Justice
  • Transportation

To promote economic growth that includes living wage jobs and ensures quality of life, community health, and responsible stewardship of natural resources, and in a manner that improve outcomes among historically marginalized communities.

The Inland Empire’s workforce ecosystem is diverse, equitable, strong, and vibrant. Local youth and residents are empowered, prepared, and have access to safe jobs that provide livable wages, good benefits, and career growth.

Every person living in the Inland Empire, regardless of where they live, income, social status, or race has equitable access to live sustainably in a healthy environment with the basic needed amenities to thrive, free of pollution and exploitation.

To provide transportation options that are affordable, accessible, and environmentally sustainable, and provided in a manner that promotes quality of life, community health, and economic opportunity for all, including historically disadvantaged communities based on their geography, race, or social status.

  • Gender Justice
  • LGBTQ Equity
  • Disability

Pending

The LGBTQ+ community, inclusive of all intersecting identities and expressions, will have access to an Inland Empire where they are fully liberated, protected, acknowledged, and respected.

Pending

  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Food Systems

To ensure that the Inland Empire is a region in which homeless situations are rare, brief, and non-recurring, not experienced by any population more than others, and those in homeless situations are treated with dignity and respect.

To ensure that the Inland Empire is a region where housing is safe, affordable, sustainable, and sufficiently provided in an equitable manner for all residents, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities.

All Inland Empire residents, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, will have equitable access to high quality, affordable healthcare and the resources they need to protect and promote health for themselves and their families.

Ensuring that all communities, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, have equitable access to food that is nutritious, sustainably produced, and properly used to minimize waste and damage to the environment.

  • Education
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Arts & Culture

The Inland Empire is a place that enables all students, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, to thrive academically, physically, socially, and emotionally, and ensures that all students have equitable access to high-quality learning opportunities that are based on each individual’s needs.

To build and sustain resources in the Inland Empire in order to create spaces where youth can become empowered through the cultivation of their own voices in a manner that is equitable and accessible regardless of race, immigrant status, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability or socioeconomic backgrounds.

Every person, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, has access to cultural and art experiences, education, and opportunities that allows them to find resonance, learn deeply, and create profoundly with and for their communities.

  • Good Governance
  • Grassroots Media & Narrative
  • Access & Equity in Tech

The governments of the Inland Empire are accessible and represent every resident of the Inland Empire, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, fairly and justly.

The media ecosystem in the Inland Empire must reflect the stories and perspectives of communities of color and ensure institutions are driven and owned by historically marginalized communities.

Every person, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, has access to cultural and art experiences, education, and opportunities that allows them to find resonance, learn deeply, and create profoundly with and for their communities.

  • Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Equity

To attract new investments in ways that are equitable and focused on systems change, with community and research partners as well as public and private funders, and in a manner that empowers those from historically and structurally oppressed communities.

A region where nonprofits, small and large and especially those run by and serving historically and structurally oppressed communities, work collaboratively with each other and are equitably and adequately recognized, respected, and supported by stakeholders in government, industry, media, and philanthropy.

Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other racially disenfranchised communities will have inclusive and equitable access to resources for a more sustainable, thriving economy by prioritizing equality where they live, work, and learn.

Intervention and prevention to ensure safe and vibrant communities--especially youth, immigrant, disenfranchised communities-- in ways that are redemptive, restorative, and responsible in reducing violence in all forms.

We envision a region and state where justice abounds and the economic and cultural contributions of immigrants are valued and respected and help create a more prosperous region and state.

To promote economic growth that includes living wage jobs and ensures quality of life, community health, and responsible stewardship of natural resources, and in a manner that improve outcomes among historically marginalized communities.

The Inland Empire’s workforce ecosystem is diverse, equitable, strong, and vibrant. Local youth and residents are empowered, prepared, and have access to safe jobs that provide livable wages, good benefits, and career growth.

Every person living in the Inland Empire, regardless of where they live, income, social status, or race has equitable access to live sustainably in a healthy environment with the basic needed amenities to thrive, free of pollution and exploitation.

To provide transportation options that are affordable, accessible, and environmentally sustainable, and provided in a manner that promotes quality of life, community health, and economic opportunity for all, including historically disadvantaged communities based on their geography, race, or social status.

Pending

The LGBTQ+ community, inclusive of all intersecting identities and expressions, will have access to an Inland Empire where they are fully liberated, protected, acknowledged, and respected.

Pending

To ensure that the Inland Empire is a region in which homeless situations are rare, brief, and non-recurring, not experienced by any population more than others, and those in homeless situations are treated with dignity and respect.

To ensure that the Inland Empire is a region where housing is safe, affordable, sustainable, and sufficiently provided in an equitable manner for all residents, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities.

All Inland Empire residents, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, will have equitable access to high quality, affordable healthcare and the resources they need to protect and promote health for themselves and their families.

Ensuring that all communities, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, have equitable access to food that is nutritious, sustainably produced, and properly used to minimize waste and damage to the environment.

The Inland Empire is a place that enables all students, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, to thrive academically, physically, socially, and emotionally, and ensures that all students have equitable access to high-quality learning opportunities that are based on each individual’s needs.

To build and sustain resources in the Inland Empire in order to create spaces where youth can become empowered through the cultivation of their own voices in a manner that is equitable and accessible regardless of race, immigrant status, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability or socioeconomic backgrounds.

Every person, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, has access to cultural and art experiences, education, and opportunities that allows them to find resonance, learn deeply, and create profoundly with and for their communities.

The governments of the Inland Empire are accessible and represent every resident of the Inland Empire, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, fairly and justly.

The media ecosystem in the Inland Empire must reflect the stories and perspectives of communities of color and ensure institutions are driven and owned by historically marginalized communities.

Every person, particularly those from historically and structurally oppressed communities, has access to cultural and art experiences, education, and opportunities that allows them to find resonance, learn deeply, and create profoundly with and for their communities.

To attract new investments in ways that are equitable and focused on systems change, with community and research partners as well as public and private funders, and in a manner that empowers those from historically and structurally oppressed communities.

A region where nonprofits, small and large and especially those run by and serving historically and structurally oppressed communities, work collaboratively with each other and are equitably and adequately recognized, respected, and supported by stakeholders in government, industry, media, and philanthropy.

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