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CalSAC FY12 Annual Highlights

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Ruth Obel-Jorgensen

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Steve Amick, THINK Together
Linda Asato, CA Child Care Resources & Referral Network
Cathy Barankin, CA State Alliance of YMCAs
Kim Boyer, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation
Donna Brown Guillaume, LA’s BEST
Nina Buthee, CA Child Development Administrators Association
Steve Fowler, FowlerHoffman
Jessica Gunderson, Partnership for Children & Youth
Kim Johnson, CA Child Care Resources & Referral Network
Susanna Kniffen, Children NOW
Brian Lee, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Kathy Lewis, Center for Collaborative Solutions
Rand Martin, Rose & Kindel
Cathie Mostovoy, Mostovoy Strategies
Michelle Stillwell-Parvensky, Children’s Defense Fund CA
Sheilagh Polk, Coaching Corps
Launch new website and training system to streamline services and expand reach
A few things we're working on in 2012-13
2011-12 Financial Summary
Since 1982, the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) has worked to support and advance professionals and organizations in providing quality, affordable and accessible afterschool and school-age care programs.
The California School-Age Consortium
CalSAC builds community by engaging professionals, youth and parents in grassroots advocacy to ensure out-of-school time programs remain a priority in California
150 participants from across the state gathered for a full day of training followed by a day of meeting with every legislative office
91% reported that the event strengthened their knowledge of the budget issues impacting afterschool and school-age child care
95% reported that the event strengthened their ability to engage in legislative visits
100% reported that participating in legislative visits inspired them to engage in legislative advocacy again
120 agencies requested training
6,000 participants received training
800 hours of school-age training provided
“While my job title and position defined me as a leader, before coming into the program I did not really ever attach the word “leader” to myself. Participating in LDI helped me to understand myself as a leader, as well as the different aspects of leadership and how they relate to me. This has been life changing. I feel like there has been a light that has gone off for me in a way that hadn’t before. While I do not propose to be a perfect leader, my understanding of myself as one has changed the way I am at work, and in my community.”
13 emerging leaders of color were selected to become the first cohort of CalSAC LDI Fellows
Fellows complete 60 hours training with their cohort, participate in peer coaching, and implement a leadership plan that advances personal and organizational growth between December 2011 - October 2012
Designed in collaboration with LeaderSpring, Public Profit, Fowler Hoffman, Learning for Action Group, and Preschool California with funding from the Stuart Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation and the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
CalSAC develops the next generation of leaders through an intensive fellowship as well as leadership opportunities in our regional chapters and training programs
20,000 hours of professional development completed
665 staff completed over 20 hours of professional development each
25 programs in Alameda County enrolled in the program
$251k allocated to programs for professional development
Launched a bullying prevention training series to meet the increasing need for support in the field
277 out-of-school time professionals were trained
CalSAC connects professionals through regional CalSAC Chapters that provide training, leadership, networking and advocacy opportunities that meet the diverse needs of local communities
Bay Area Chapter
Los Angeles Chapter
San Diego Chapter
Orange County Chapter
Central California Chapter
Sacramento Chapter
6 chapters located regionally, led by 31 volunteer leaders
700 participants attended mini-conferences, training and networking events, and advocacy days hosted by CalSAC Chapters
Expanded reach in underrepresented areas with the creation of the Central California CalSAC Chapter
CONNECTING Professionals
170 active CalSAC Trainers this year in all 11 regions of California
Our approach to training draws upon the skill and experience of professionals in the field to become the training providers in their communities – building local capacity and sustainability

In 2012, CalSAC celebrated 30 years of service to the out-of-school time field – a tremendous accomplishment for any organization and even more so in tough economic times. CalSAC’s contribution to the field has been focused on supporting professionals and agencies to deliver high-quality programs for children and youth.
Connecting professionals
Enhancing competency
Building a community of leaders
Grassroots, local level engagement, opportunity and development
Diversifying leadership through equitable and inclusive practices
Valuing all voices and experiences from emerging to experienced
We accomplish our mission through a focus on:
We approach our work with a commitment to:
Simon Lee, Board President
Ruth Obel-Jorgensen, Executive Director
A Note from the
Board President & Executive Director
CalSAC provides services to meet timely needs in the field that range from STEM to working with English learners to inclusion and bullying prevention
10 additional CalSAC Trainers were trained to deliver the NPASS STEM Training & Professional Development program
200 professionals at 77 program sites participated in the program
2000 hours of STEM curriculum implemented with 1500 children and youth
11 CalSAC Trainers were selected to complete a rigorous training program and deliver training to the field
In partnership with Development Without Limits West and Public Profit with funding from the S. H. Cowell Foundation

“As a member of the Central California Chapter, I have had the opportunity to build lasting relationships with fellow youth workers and strengthen my leadership skills while providing professional development for afterschool staff in my community."
"The training material and the quality of the trainers make for a great training experience. I know CalSAC is making a powerful and purposeful influence on the quality of OST programs across the state."

"The use of the CalSAC training format has served as an effective learning tool in diverse arenas."

"Wonderful connections with talented, dedicated folks from my field, great curriculum, and opportunities to do what I love."

"I know people have enjoyed the trainings provided and found it beneficial. We are restructuring with a lot of new staff and these trainings will help in developing a program from the ground on up."
2011-12 Supporters & Partners
Alameda County
California Department of Education, Child Development Division
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Education Development Center, funding from the National Science Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
S. H. Cowell Foundation
W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
2011-12 Leadership Team
Executive Director

Director of Training & Capacity Building

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Director of Finance & Operations
Sheila McGuire, President
Peggy Ussergy, Vice President
Nancy Blair, Secretary
Cristy Burrell, Treasurer

Michael McGarity, President
Michael Figueroa, Vice president
Logan Robertson, Secretary
Jennifer Brietigam, Treasurer
Bud Darwin, Training Coordinator
Aleah Rosario, Advocacy/Policy Coordinator
Richard Peralta, Advocacy/Policy Coordinator
Theresa Milavich, Membership Coordinator

Lupine Reppert, President
Lisa Nadasdy, Vice President
Mary Ashdjian, Secretary
Deidre Corwin, Treasurer
Sarah Bautista, Training Coordinator
Christina Bogan, Advocacy/Policy Coordinator
Cristina Larsen, Membership Coordinator

Education Programs Manager
LEGOLAND California

Recreation Supervisor
City of Daly City
Daly City

Mostovoy Strategies
Los Angeles

Executive Director of School-Age Care
THINK Together
Santa Ana

Independent Consultant

Director of Health & Social Services
Riverbank Unified School District
The Road Ahead
Maintain and strengthen current programming to ensure quality and relevance of services
Leverage and broaden collaborate relationships to deepen our collective impact
Continue to cultivate and grow a robust, sustainable and adaptive organization
Release a theory of change that provides a clear strategy for the organization
Advocate with us at the
CA Afterschool Challenge
May 20-21, 2013 in Sacramento
Get connected with a network in your community that gives back to the field while gaining valuable resources and relationships
Become a member of NAA – great benefits while supporting our work in CA
Leadership Development Institute - NEW
NPASS STEM Program - Expanded!
AB212 Professional Development & Retention Program
Bullying Prevention Training Series
8th Annual California Afterschool Challenge
CalSAC provided training in an array of content areas from foundational skills needed to work with children and youth to leadership skills for supervising staff and managing programs
Leverages the skill, experience and talent of diverse individuals and organizations across the field
Leads with a board of directors, staff team, volunteer chapter leaders, and CalSAC Trainers
We reach the field through a collective impact structure that:
English Learner Professional Development Project

“My experience in the fellowship has made me a more confident leader and efficient communicator. Over the course of this journey, I have found my voice which has benefited my organization and community. I have begun training my fellow coordinators in leadership development and introducing new ideas that benefit our students. This fellowship has also made me realize that I do have the skills necessary to lead an organization. I have always felt comfortable in management but unsure if I could lead an organization. This fellowship has given me the tools to envision this path in life."
- Michael McGarity, Clovis Unified School District
Central California CalSAC Chapter, 2011-12 President
Enriching children by empowering professionals for over 30 years
July 2011 - June 2012
local level engagement
Equity & Inclusion
A partnership with the Alameda County Child Care Planning Council that allocates funding to eligible child care sites to implement annual professional development and retention
NEW Training & Professional Development
Apropos for Floral
Beyond Harmony Med-Spa
The Children’s Initiative
Child Education Center
Chivas Soccer Team
City of Irvine
City of Santa Monica
Discount School Supply
East LA College, Child Development Center
FowlerHoffman, LLC
Greenlining Institute
Kiku Floral
KVIE Public Television
Lakeshore Learning
Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
MadScience of Los Angeles
Matt's Woodworking
Matt & Cathye Estes
Region 9 Technical Assistance Center (RTAC)
Sacramento City Unified School District
Southgate Recreation and Park District
ThomasKelly Software Associates
Victoria's Secret
Bay Area Chapter
Central California Chapter
Los Angeles Chapter
Orange County Chapter
Sacramento Chapter
San Diego Chapter
Simon Lee, President
Fred Becker
Agnes Chan
Arnold Chandler
Deidre Corwin
Lynn Crocket
Jennifer Der
Cathie Mostovoy
Michelle Pelliccino
Ron Quini, Treasurer
Esther Rosario
Ruth Obel-Jorgensen
Amelia Alexander
Monica Ann Arrambide
Janis DeLucia
Zakir Parpia
Emerging to experienced
Andre Ike, Alta Loma School District, Ontario
2012 CalSAC LDI Fellow
Cecilia Terrazas, RYSE Center, Oakland
2012 CalSAC LDI Fellow

Frances Vasquez, President
Chris Becerra, Vice President
Joe Padilla, Secretary
Femi Vance, Treasurer

Cheri Chord, President
Tammy Sanchez, Vice President
Jennifer Campbell, Secretary
Ruth Rogers, Treasurer

Courtney Lopez, President
Kristi Sheen, Vice President
Heather Gaona, Secretary
Pam Brasher, Treasurer
Register at:
Join a regional CalSAC Chapter
Learn more at
Invest in professionals providing safe and enriching learning environments for children and youth by giving to CalSAC
$1,000 - helps provide local training to thousands
$500 - helps engage professionals and youth in advocacy
$250 - helps prepare professionals for advanced leadership
Any Amount - supports CalSAC in connecting professionals, enhancing competency and building a community of leaders!
This year, we deepened our approach through local level capacity building and leadership development while strengthening the foundation of our organization to thrive and explore new, innovative programming.
We launched new programs aimed to address the needs of our field to lead in STEM, prevent bullying, and better serve English learners. We also continued to invest in leaders of color to ensure the field is representative of the diversity of the children and youth in California.
Our journey is one that is led by many professionals in communities across California - from our collaborative of trainers statewide providing thousands of staff with training to the volunteer leaders in our regional chapters providing local level training, leadership and networking opportunities.
CalSAC's strength is in the dedication of the vast array of out-of-school time professionals who are committed to the enrichment of children and youth. We are proud to share the successes of our collective impact over the year.
We hope you are inspired to get involved!
Note: The figures that appear in the financial summary are derived from the FY12 financial statements that have been audited and have received an unqualified opinion. The complete, audited FY12 financial statements for The California School-Age Consortium can be requested at info@calsac.org.
Insights from the Field
Our vision is a California where all children and youth are fully supported to be healthy, thriving members of their communities and where out-of-school time programs are a public priority.
Ways to Impact Change
CalSAC is the only provider of NPASS in California and is one of only 9 states in the country offering this program in partnership with the Education Development Center (EDC)
CalSAC enhances the competency of thousands of professionals working with children and youth during out-of-school time hours through training, coaching, mentoring, and leadership development
Cecelia Terrazas, RYSE Center, Oakland
Tracey Black, City of Oakland, Department of Human Services, Oakland
Aleah Rosario, Riverbank Unified School District & Consult4Kids, Riverbank
Jerri Keyes, The Conservation Corps of Long Beach, Long Beach
Julpha Maniquis-Dormitorio, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Costa Mesa
Michael Figueroa, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield
Chris Tsukida, Richmond District Neighborhood Center, San Francisco
Andre Ike, Alta Loma School District, Ontario
Jennifer Der, City of Daly City, Library and Recreation Services Department, Daly City
Sara Reyes, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose
Jovon Torres, San Juan Unified School District, Sacramento
Beiling Gonzalez, Holy Family Day Home, San Francisco
Frances Vasquez, THINK Together, Orange County
Aims to increase the leadership capacity of out-of-school time and early education fields to create more responsive programming, policies and services that reflect the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of California

Executive Director
Growth & Learning Opportunities
San Francisco

Becker Institute Inc.

Executive Director
Coastside Children’s Programs
Half Moon Bay

A. L. Chandler Consulting

Program Supervisor of Early Education & Extended Learning Programs
Glendale Unified School District
San Gabriel
Make a tax deductible gift at:
Builds the training and facilitation skills of leaders in the field who, in turn, provide training to professionals working in a variety of programs across the state
Trainer Network
Through the CalSAC Trainer Network, we provide on-site training in an array of foundational topics that prepare and advance professionals in leading effective programs for children and youth
2012 CalSAC LDI Fellows
(Left to Right)
Fellow Voices
Active Day, Healthy Life Campaign
California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3)
California Afterschool Network
California After School Resource Center (CASRC)
Camp Make Believe Kids
Coaching Corps
California Workforce Innovation Network (CalWIN)
Child Development Coalition
Development Without Limits, West
Fowler Hoffman
Healthy Behaviors Initiative
Learning for Action Group
Learning In Afterschool & Summer Project (LIAS)
National Afterschool Association (NAA)*
National Partnership for After School Science (NPASS)*
Public Profit
SRI International
Summer Matters Campaign

*CalSAC is the state affiliate in CA
CalSAC Trainers in each region

CalSAC Chapters
Serving Modesto to Bakersfield
Note: Map not to scale. Regions are based on the 11 regions determined by the California Department of Education.
Aims to strengthen the capacity of out-of-school time providers to deliver high-quality programming that meets the needs of English Learner children and youth
Sign-up today at:
Get discounted registration for the 25th Annual NAA National Convention
April 7 - 10, 2013 in Indianapolis
Professionals, parents and youth welcome in school-age care, afterschool, summer, recreation and more!
No registration fee and meals provided
*Represents unrestricted net income
As a community-driven organization, regional chapters provide a critical link to direct service and are essential to CalSAC’s mission
Began the development of an organizational theory of change with Movement Strategy Center
Welcomed 5 new members to the CalSAC Board of Directors
Relocated our office from San Francisco to Downtown Oakland to minimize administrative expense
Secured nearly $1 million in grant and contract funding
More than doubled fee-based revenue from the prior year
Organizational Effectiveness
Provide new STEM program in partnership with SRI International - Gender Equity in Afterschool Computer Science (GEACS), a National Science Foundation funded program

California School-Age Consortium
1440 Broadway, Suite 501
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-444-4622
Email: info@calsac.org
Find us on: Facebook & Twitter
In addition to our programmatic accomplishments, CalSAC worked to build the effectiveness of our organizational infrastructure to ensure our capacity to provide high-quality programming
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