Monthly Archives: September 2021

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California libraries support their communities during wildfire response and recovery

As wildfires force evacuations throughout Northern California, libraries are once again providing vital assistance to their communities. For the past three years, Common Knowledge has supported the members of the NorthNet Library System as they provide aid to their counties and each other, with resources we’ve helped them capture at LibraryRecovery.org. In addition to safe spaces, [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Categories: Inspiring People, Partner Profile, Top|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Constructive engagement about rental housing policies in Redwood City

For communities throughout California, the question of how to meet affordable housing needs is a perennial challenge. And the pandemic has heightened tensions around landlords and tenants. Through our work with Home for All and cities throughout San Mateo County, Common Knowledge has pioneered an approach that invites community members to share their hopes, values, ideas, [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Categories: Increasing Participation, Project Spotlight, Top|Tags: , |0 Comments

Research highlights need for New Resume resources

How do we make sense of the difficulty employers are having when looking for workers when there are so many people unemployed or underemployed hoping to get a job? One major factor is that the online resume screening that most companies use is deleting all kinds of people who could be strong candidates if the criteria [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Categories: Community Driven Design, Project Spotlight, Top|Tags: , |0 Comments

Equity in Action: Engaging the families of English language learners

Public agencies are on the receiving end of a lot of complaints. Some may be due to things that are within their control, but several complaints encompass larger challenges, beyond what an agency can impact with its programs and policies. As agencies grapple with how to address this negative input, often overlooked are the parts of [...]