The California DreamThe California Dream

Many of us became Californians because someone in our families believed in a dream. A strong public education. The promise of a job. The weather. (Ahhh, the weather.) In its long history, the California Dream has meant different things to different people. Today, the dream may still be alive, but it faces challenges at every corner.

What does it mean today?

KQED and mission-driven media organizations around the state will explore the California Dream starting this year. Reporters and producers will tell the personal stories and discuss the ideas that make up the history, future and current state of the California Dream.

Is the dream still attainable for most people who live here? Tell us your California Dream story.

'I Feel That I’m Needed': An Effort to Keep Male Teachers of Color in the Classroom

The Future Is Male: Why California Needs More Male Teachers of Color

A Large Chaldean Iraqi Population is Thriving in the San Diego Suburbs

‘Brain Waste': Highly Skilled Immigrants Struggle to Fill Workforce Gaps

Growing Number of U.S. Students Seeking Higher Education in Mexico

Changing Lives by Building Credit History — One Microloan at a Time

Meet a Californian Immigrant Bringing Indigenous Culture From Guatemala

Gig Companies Go It Alone as They Launch ‘Dynamex’ Measure for California’s November Ballot

PG&E Customers, State Leaders Demand Answers About Power Shutoffs

Supporting Muslim Teens in Face of Islamophobia — in Their Own Schools

Funding for The California Dream is provided by The James Irvine Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and College Futures Foundation.