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.
For Inland Empire Educational & Economic Success
Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) is a regional K-16 collaborative working to achieve educational and economic equity in the Inland Empire. GIA staff support this work as a collective impact (backbone) organization that engages a cross-sector network of education, government, nonprofit, and business institutions in the Inland Empire, working towards a shared vision of 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.
We research issues and opportunities, develop resources, and connect diverse stakeholders across the two-county region of the Inland Empire to accelerate equitable educational and economic outcomes for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous populations and those from low-income backgrounds.
GIA is proud to be one of six intermediary organizations in the nation selected by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead postsecondary transformation efforts at more than 250 U.S. colleges and universities through 2026. This collaboration is the largest transformation effort of its kind at this scale in American higher education.
Thank you to all of our partners for your ongoing collaboration, leadership, and support.