Manzanita Online Webinar

Closing Gaps for the Bay Area Workforce

As part of Joint Venture’s mission to tackle regional issues, the organization co-sponsored the Manzanita Works webinar, an online series devoted to closing gaps for the Bay Area workforce." The series examines some of the toughest issues such as education, housing, and transportation. 

Manzanita Works evolved from Manzanita Talks, convened by Joint Venture in partnership with the Bay Area Council to explore the logic and desirability of cross-sector collaboration to address regional traffic mitigation.


Join local leaders taking on the challenges that face Bay Area workers and families:

  • Map out how our schools and colleges prepare for "well-educated" adults to enter the workforce
  • Dive deep into practical possibilities to house our workforce
  • Navigate how we can tackle gridlock by growing commuter options from the ground up
  • Prepare for the future of work by looking for clues in extreme labor conditions
  • Reflect on how we can move beyond well-intentioned ideas to action that actually does good


  • Peter Cohen, Council of Community Housing Organizations
  • Anand Giridharadas, Author of "Winners Take All" and Editor At Large of TIME
  • Russell Hancock, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
  • Brendon Harrington, Google
  • Ann Rogan, Office of Mayor Tubbs, City of Stockton
  • Malaki Seku Amen, California Urban Partnership
  • Mila Zelkha, Manzanita Works

Conference Hosts

Hosted by Manzanita Works, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, Joint Venture Silicon Valley and California Urban Partnership with support from our generous sponsors.

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