The California Economists Collective (CEC) is a multidisciplinary graduate student network from across seven UCs founded in 2019. The primary vision of CEC is to transform the institutions that we interact with every day. The widespread campus sustainability and divest-invest movements occurring on campuses across the nation have done excellent work articulating what higher education should move away from. We want to define and create projects that model what colleges and universities should move towards. Moving the UC toward sustainable, community-centered wealth building will require a way to share information, innovation, and experiences across the system. It will require coordinated advocacy. It requires a network of individuals and organizations who share a set of values and a vision for the state’s future.