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Special Supplement ing neighborhoods. We know there’s Did You Know? concern about whether there will be enough housing to accommodate this new workforce — we anticipate build- ing residential units for students and an expanding workforce. We also ex- pect that the City of Sacramento will address the need for more housing and moderate housing prices and rental rates. I ask our region’s entrepreneurs, business leaders and residents to join the conversation and see how their in- terests can be part of Aggie Square. We want to hear your voice, and you can make your voice heard through mem- bers of our advisory groups. Contact Comcast has pledged $300,000 in partnership with the City of Sacramento to fund Teen Tech Hubs and Youth and Community PopUps every Friday night through June at 10 locations throughout the city. The free pop-up events, which provide education and entertainment opportunities for young people in underserved communities, are being hosted by groups such as Hacker Lab, La Familia Counseling Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, and the Greater Sacramento Urban League. Comcast provided $200,000 to Teen Tech Hubs, which offer technology training and experiences like cod- ing, 3-D printing and video-game design, and $100,000 to Sierra Health Foundation for Youth and Community PopUps, which offer activities such as silent discos, free haircuts and talent contests and healthy snacks. Saman- tha Garcia, Sierra Health Foundation's communication officer, says, "Over the five weekends in March, 42 PopUp events were hosted with over 2,900 participants," and encourages all members of the community to join. Go to shfcenter.org for event info. us through https://leadership.ucdavis. edu/aggie-square. The Sacramento area has all the key factors needed to rise among its metropolitan peers in economic performance. Aggie Square will tie together the winning ingredients — just like an ecosystem — so the whole becomes more efficient and more powerful than the sum of its parts. Together, we have the infrastructure, intellectual capital, business interests and political will to create a new era of innovation and economic impact in Sacramento. Join us as we boldly chart a new course for greater, more inclu- sive prosperity for all. Gary S. May The chancellor of UC Davis, leads the most comprehensive campus in the University of California system, with four colleges and six professional schools. May formerly was the dean of the College of Engi- neering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in September 2018 and honored in 2015 by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. May 2019 | comstocksmag.com 123