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The California Geographic Alliance (CGA) educates, empowers, and inspires Californians to appreciate their unique place in a diverse and increasingly interconnected world. We believe that geography education is critical to the success of our young people in order to foster global understanding and growth. Our goal is to help build geo-literate citizens who care about the planet’s people, places and environments, and who feel empowered to strive for a more sustainable and equitable world.

A Filipino-owned produce stand in San Lorenzo, Alameda County, California, 1942.  The location of San Lorenzo has been the site of Indian villages, was included as part of the mission lands for the Mission San Jose in 1797, then included in Mexican land grants made to former soldiers, and earned the nickname "Squatterville" during the Gold Rush period.  (Photo by Dorothea Lange from the National Archives, information from http://www.sanlorenzoheritage.org/history/slzsurvey.htm)

A Filipino-owned produce stand in San Lorenzo, Alameda County, California, 1942. The location of San Lorenzo has been the site of Indian villages, was included as part of the mission lands for the Mission San Jose in 1797, then included in Mexican land grants made to former soldiers, and earned the nickname “Squatterville” during the Gold Rush period. (Photo by Dorothea Lange from the National Archives, information from http://www.sanlorenzoheritage.org/history/slzsurvey.htm)