TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS WHEN ROLE MODELS BECOME REAL MODELS.

When people begin to recognize their own natural talents, and those of their team members, they genuinely gain a greater awareness and appreciation of themselves and others.

This approach of creating a positive climate for youth and adults alike has proven to be a hallmark of why we do our work.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to connect, serve, and inspire those who support the 4,500 expanded learning programs across California serving 980,000 children and youth annually. By helping Technical Assistance Providers tap into their passion (“why” they’re working in the expanded learning field), it is our hope that each child’s potential becomes our shared vision.


OUR WHY

Every element of the expanded learning ecosystem is critical in order for children and youth to be served in the ways they need. Without any one part – from state leaders to families in their communities – the system can fail. Yet we would argue it is Site Coordinators who hold it all together to ensure that students thrive. This poem by Diego Arancibia, "Ode to the Site Coordinator," captures our why.