Giving the Opportunity to Grow

We are a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization dedicated to providing Digital Vocational Training to Help Disadvantaged Communities Develop Economically

Factors That Motivate Us to Bridge Our Communities

According to official poverty statistics, 14.3% of Californians lacked enough resources—about $24,300 per year for a family of four—to meet basic needs in 2016. The rate has declined significantly from 15.3% in 2015, but it is well above the most recent low of 12.4% in 2007. Moreover, the official poverty line does not account for California’s housing costs or other critical family expenses and resources.

The California Poverty Measure (CPM), a joint research effort by PPIC and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, is a more comprehensive approach to gauging poverty in California. It accounts for the cost of living and a range of family needs and resources, including social safety net benefits. According to the CPM, 19.4% of Californians (about 7.4 million) lacked enough resources to meet basic needs in 2016—about $31,000 per year for a family of four, nearly $7,000 higher than the official poverty line. Poverty was highest among children (21.3%) and lower among adults age 18–64 (18.8%) and those age 65 and older (18.7%). The overall poverty rate went unchanged between 2015 and 2016, following two years of decreases.

Nearly one in five (18.9%) Californians were not in poverty but lived fairly close to the poverty line (up to one and a half times above it). All told, two-fifths (38.2%) of state residents were poor or near poor in 2016. But the share of Californians in families with less than half the resources needed to meet basic needs was 5.6%, a deep poverty rate that is smaller than official poverty statistics indicate.

In 2016, 26.1% of Latinos lived in poverty, compared with 18.9% of African Americans, 17.6% of Asian Americans, and 13.5% of whites. Though poverty among Latinos is down from 30.9% in 2011, Latinos remain disproportionately poor (making up 52.8% of poor Californians but 39.2% of all Californians). More education continues to be associated with strikingly lower poverty rates: the rate for adults age 25–64 with a college degree was 8.4%, compared with 34.5% for those without a high school diploma.

In 2016, 79.5% of poor Californians lived in families with at least one working adult, excluding families of only adults age 65 and older. For 46.1% of those in poverty, at least one family member reported working full time for the entire year, while 33.4% had a family member who worked part time and/or part of the year.

"We've championed a unique approach to Community Development where local Business GIVES BACK to our Community Students for GIVING FORWARD their Vocational Service propelling economic growth for everyone involved!"

~ George Balboa, CEO of Gyving, Inc.

Digital Skills Our Students Learn & Apply to Local Business

Media Creation

Digital Marketing

Web Development

Graphic Design

Sales Support

Business Strategy

Microsoft Office

Customer Service

Software Coding

Email Marketing

Online Selling

Product Research

Enroll In Our
Learning
Center
Program

Join
Our
Volunteer
Program

Join Our
Business
Partner
Program

Help
Support Our
Community
Mission

Organizations We Have Helped

Need More Information?

Please use the form to contact us regarding Student Enrollment, Staffing and Volunteer needs

800-304-7729  |  info@gyving.org

gyving logo cursive3

Giving Community The Opportunity To Grow

© All rights reserved 2018

Made with ❤ by Gyving, Inc.