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
Align Educational Policy intiatives regionally via a bi-county cradle-to-career collective impact model.
Increase college preparedness, particularly in math, resulting in 20% fewer students requiring remediation at matriculation from high school to college within 5 years.
Increase the number of student completing AA degrees in 3 years, and BA degrees in 6 years by 10% within 5 years.
Completion of Certificates and Degrees
Increase the number of certificates, associates, and bachelor’s degrees by 15% within 5 years.
Improve career readiness through strengthened partnership with industry to better align education and workforce development needs.