Since 1982, the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) has been working to advance the needs of the out-of-school time field by providing training, professional development and advocacy. We accomplish this mission through our focus on connecting professionals, enhancing competency and building a community of leaders.
CalWIN representative: Ruth Obel-Jorgensen, Executive Director
The Children’s Initiative is a nonprofit agency that works to improve the well-being of children and youth in San Diego County. The Initiative builds and sustains strategic alliances with all sectors of the community, providing direct operational/organizational support and technical assistance to government institutions, schools, businesses and community-based organizations. The Initiative works in the fields of health, education, and safety.
CalWIN representatives: Sandra McBrayer, Chief Executive Officer; Sarah Mostofi, Director of State & Federal After School Programs
Children Now is the leading, nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children's health and education in California and creating national media policies that support child development.
Ted Lempert, President
CalWIN representative: Marguerite Ries, Senior Associate, Education
FowlerHoffman LLC has been applying a campaign-style approach to policy and system change since 2001. We take on complex children and family issues, finding ways to frame the issues and create narratives and activities that compel people to take action while weaving together stakeholder networks to build and sustain the effort. FowlerHoffman works closely with foundations, professional associations and advocacy organizations, researching and advising them on how to best leverage their resources to build initiatives in support of policy and system change.
CalWIN representative: Steve Fowler, Partner
Growth Sector is a workforce intermediary that develops pathways to high wage, high growth jobs for the disadvantaged and dislocated. We identify promising career sectors; Develop partnerships of employers, educational institutions, and workforce agencies; Create customized and comprehensive career pathway strategies and programs; Seek funding for pilot program models; Develop long-term resource strategies; Advocate, disseminate, and promote research and evaluation. Our current focus areas include Teaching, STEM, Engineering, Clean Technology, and Health Care.
CalWIN representatives: Jonathan Brack, Consultant; David Gruber, Director; Sandy Sanders, Senior Consultant
The Next Generation Youth Work Coalition, which is housed at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, brings together individuals and organizations dedicated to developing a strong, diverse after-school and youth development workforce that is stable, prepared, supported and committed to the well being and empowerment of children and youth. Next Gen focuses on advancing 5 key areas to build strong workforce support systems: standards and competencies, professional development and training resources, learning delivery systems, career ladders and compensation guidelines, and research and evaluation systems. For more information, see www.nextgencoalition.org.
CalWIN representative: Nicole Yohalem, Director of Special Projects, Forum for Youth Investment
The South Bay Center for Community Development (SBCC) is an innovative social change agency focused on empowering low-income individuals and communities since 1973. SBCC supports communities through economic and workforce development initiatives, the delivery of family support and early learning strategies, free and low-cost counseling and coaching services, and community organizing.
CalWIN representative: Rebecca Goldberg, Co-Director, Career & Workforce Development