Inland Empire Collaboration
GIA is a regional intermediary organization aimed at increasing postsecondary credential attainment, adding more qualified people to the workforce, and contributing to a thriving economy.
GIA brings together leaders across K-20 education, civic, and business sectors to work together in new and innovative ways to achieve educational and economic success. GIA's vision is that by 2035, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties will be widely recognized for their educated workforce, thriving communities, and vibrant economy that creates prosperity for all.
To facilitate large-scale social and institutional change, GIA takes a collective impact approach, which means convening regional leaders across sectors to create shared goals and data accountability structures. An example of GIA’s efforts to facilitate this collective impact model can be seen in their Action Network Teams (ANTs) which are comprised of key stakeholders throughout the region. ANTs focus on addressing issues such as equity, college and career preparedness, university transfer, data management, and adult & professional education.
Several grants have helped GIA to carry out their work, including a Governors Innovation Award, College Futures Foundation funding, and a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
GIA REGIONAL GOALS
Increase educational attainment, with specific emphasis on accelerating success for historically marginalized student groups.
Foster an efficient, high-quality education system that creates equitable access for all students.
Build equitable structures in education to eradicate systemic racism.
Fuel a robust future economy that increases equitable career opportunities and employment.
Eliminate the chasms in wealth, income, and poverty rate which disproportionately affect people of color.