College-Ready Action Network
The College-Ready Action Network focuses on postsecondary engagement in Linked Learning in the region, aiming to create buy-in with postsecondary campus presidents and other leadership on the value-add of Linked Learning for their institutions.
Last year, the Network co-hosted its first Community College Presidents’ Summit with Pasadena City College. The Los Angeles Community College District co-sponsored the event with The James Irvine Foundation. Nearly 20 leaders from ten community colleges attended in addition to California State University, Los Angeles. Six superintendents or assistant superintendents attended from the Coalition’s member districts. Participants heard about the inspiring partnership between Pasadena City College and Pasadena Unified, and were able to discuss important matters about moving forward together as members of the Coalition.
In 2017, the Network is building on its success with additional advocacy among postsecondary institution leaders and collaboratively developing a Principles of Data Sharing document.
For more information on the College-Ready Action Network and its progress, contact co-chairs Naomi Castro, Director, Career Ladders Project at email@example.com or Kim Irons, Linked Learning Pathway Specialist, Centinela Valley Union High School District at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Naomi Castro (Co-Chair), Director, Career Ladders Project
- Agustin Cervantes, Office for Student Services Director, Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles
- Jilene Dachtler, Articulation Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
- Alison De Lucca, Executive Director, Southern CA College Access Network
- Juana Hernandez, LA Compact Higher Education Manager, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
- Rebecca Joseph, Curriculum & Instruction Faculty, Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles
- Kim Irons (Co-Chair), Linked Learning Pathway Specialist, Centinela Valley Union High School District
- Tiffany Miller, Director of Career Pathways, El Camino College
- Fabiola Mora, Assistant Dean of Academic & Career Pathways, Los Angeles City College
- Hatha Parrish, Director of Federal & State Programs, Centinela Valley Union High School District
- Colleen Perez, Career Technical Education Coordinator, Montebello Unified School District
- Fred Uy, Chair of Division of Curriculum & Instruction, Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles
- Linda Vasquez, Director of Regional Affairs, Campaign for College Opportunity
- Diane Walker, Director of Industry Liaison & Postsecondary Partnerships, Antelope Valley Union High School District