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Investing in Inclusion and Impact Across the Learner Journey

January 20, 2023

At a Glance

In this webinar, JFF brought together regional leaders from longstanding and early-stage cross-sector collaboratives to learn how California investments in regional college and career pathways are being leveraged to address equity gaps and drive economic recovery.

Mara Lockowandt Director
Leah Grassini Moehle Senior Program Manager
Alessandro Conway Program Manager
Ana Gutierrez
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The Regional K-16 Educational Collaboratives Grant Program is one of several California statewide investments focused on increasing regional economic prosperity by ending longstanding inequities and creating pathways to education and employment in quality jobs. This webinar, hosted by JFF, brought together regional California leaders to consider how this investment is being deployed to build upon local assets and respond to regional needs.

This event featured the following speakers:

  • Carole Goldsmith, Chancellor, State Center Community College District
  • Cheryl Jordan, Superintendent, Milpitas Unified School District
  • Beth McCormick, DEI Council Co-Chair, Innovation Tri-Valley and Employer Partner, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Kevin O’Rorke, Associate Superintendent for Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District and CEO, North State Together
  • Yolanda Valdez, Superintendent, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District
  • Nasser Ibaqqal, Student, San José State University
  • Heather Lattimer, Dean, Connie L. Lurie College of Education, San José State University​

Watch the webinar and learn:

  • How the K-16 Collaborative investment is being leveraged to drive inclusive economic advancement for youth and adolescents from communities that have been and continue to be underserved and underfunded by our education systems
  • The shifts that are required to put students at the center of design and decision-making to ensure college and career pathways address academic and social well-being
  • How current and future investments in education and workforce development can center equity in intent and outcomes
  • How K-16 Collaboratives are leveraging regional partnerships and initiatives, aligning college and career pathway strategies to regional economic and community development priorities, and increasing inclusion of student and community voices in design and decision-making to achieve more equitable outcomes

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