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Current Programs and Initiatives


Here's a recap of our latest efforts in our current initiatives.  Click on a specific initiative to dive deeper.


Youth Ecology Corps (YEC)

Focus Areas: Sustainability and Expansion Support

Sonoma and Riverside Counties: Program design and implementation including: communications, expanding the base of investing project hosts, partner convening, legislative issues, evaluation design support and overall project documentation.

West Coast Network: Convene task force calls and an annual meeting of YECs in Portland, OR.  Currently seeking to influence legislation in California (Parks Bond) and supporting national legislation (21st Century Conservation Service Corps).

Youth Workforce Development

Focus Areas: Program Development Support

Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board: Supporting the board in the transition to the Opportunity Act, youth program design and implementation, and transition of the youth council to a youth committee and county-wide youth network. Providing Executive Coaching to youth program leadership.

Career Pathways

Work-Based Learning and Employer Engagement

Focus Areas: Systems and Tools Development

The Public Policy Institute of New York - New York State P-TECH, CCCWDB Earn and Learn East Bay, Peralta Colleges-East Bay Career Pathway Trust, Contra Costa Community Colleges – SB1070: Building toolsets and materials to support high-quality work-based learning and employer engagement, coaching and training staff, facilitating design and implementation meetings, and working with leadership on systems and sustainability approaches across communities and investment streams.

Intermediary Development

Focus Areas: Intermediary Support and Networking

Peralta Colleges - East Bay Career Pathway Trust: Strategic plan development related to intermediary development for a countywide collaboration of community colleges, k-12 districts, workforce boards and chambers of commerce.

Consulting & Training

Conference Design and Implementation, White Paper
Focus Areas: Strategy and Meeting Design, Implementation and Follow up

Los Angeles Universal Pre-School, Workforce Development Board of Los Angeles, and other area Workforce Boards: Designed and facilitated a Crossroads Conference focused an early care and education, and produced a white paper/call to action based on the meeting results.