California's middle class is shrinking. Today, fewer than half of California families are middle class. For those seeking to enter or get back to the middle class, two proven ways forward are through education and entrepreneurship. However, the barriers to these pathways are bigger than ever.
If we want a thriving California, we need new ideas. We need innovation. We need the kinds of creative solutions Opportunity Fund offers. Through microsavings and microlending, Opportunity Fund
provides the essential boost to empower people to reimagine their futures.
Now Opportunity Fund is embarking on a new challenge. We are planning to help as many people in the next five years as we helped in our first two decades. Our new strategic plan, Driving Economic Mobility, will guide us through this process. The goal is to help 7,000 more families by investing $100 million in working people through microfinance.
Thank you for joining us in our commitment to give Californians the opportunity to build a more prosperous future. I hope you share in our excitement as we launch this ambitious plan.
Join the challenge. Help us transform California.