Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) is bringing together workshops and presenters from our HousEd, Summer Matters, and Quality Standards conferences under one roof. We are committed to creating meaningful and effective learning opportunities to help you achieve your professional success.

The Symposium tagline, “Creating Opportunities that Matter”, reflects a critical moment in time where the emphasis on equal opportunity for all students has reached a defining moment.  The recent change to the national education law has a significant impact on children and adults, and is an urgent call of action to ensure equitable learning opportunities are at the center of this momentum.  Improving youth outcomes in school and in life takes a village of children and adult learners alike. 

“Creating Opportunities that Matter” is a symbol of unity and represents equitable opportunities to learn and succeed. It encourages us to come together and take action so that success in school and life is possible for all students. It acknowledges that learning opportunities must be accessible at home, school, work, and throughout life.   To ensure these opportunities matter it will require a collective commitment to leadership, collaboration, and continuous learning at all levels.

This year’s Symposium has been designed to target line staff, coordinators, managers, and directors who are responsible for supervising, planning, designing, and/or implementing an expanded learning program (after school and summer learning) for youth in grades K-12 or ages 5-18. 


Expanded Learning Symposium
Creating Opportunities that Matter

University of California Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus
2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
Thursday, February 23, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM PST


Symposium Purpose

The purpose of the 2017 Expanded Learning Symposium is to:

  • provide a forum for the expanded learning field to learn, network, and share experiences.
  • improve practitioners’ knowledge of effective strategies, tools, and resources for creating learning opportunities.


Symposium Goals

By the end of the 2017 Expanded Learning Symposium, attendees will: 

  • build community with peers and experts by networking and learning in communities of practice;
  • actively engage in experiential learning through practice and reflection;
  • be inspired to continue creating learning opportunities for children and adults beyond today's Symposium.


Symposium Objectives

By the end of each session, participants will be able to:

  • identify or list at least 1 community-building activity, tool, or resource implemented in the session.
  • recall at least 1 memorable feeling, thought, or experience after participating in the session. 
  • name at least 1 action they are inspired to implement following the session.


Symposium Content Areas

On Thursday, February 23rd, at the University of California at Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus, we will provide thought-provoking sessions centered around four (4) areas of focus:

  1. Organization and Program Development - Ensuring organizations and programs operate effectively to achieve lasting results for youth and families.
  2. Youth Learning and Instruction - Optimizing youth learning through academic and enrichment instruction.
  3. Adult Learning and Development - Transforming how adults learn, have opportunities to grow professionally, and are supported to take an active role in their own learning.
  4. Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Building - Building strong relationships and ensuring youth have access to high-quality programming and services. 


Discounts Available

PLEASE NOTE:  Discounted registration is available to groups of three or more and participants who register before January 1st, 2017. Discounts are also available to PCY's partners and clients. Please enter the promo code PARTNER at registration if you are a member of one of the following organizations:

  • Aim High

  • Alameda County Office of Education

  • Alameda Point Collaborative

  • ASAP Connect

  • Bay Area Community Resources

  • Beacon (SF)

  • Buena Vista Horrace Mann School (SFUSD)

  • CalSAC

  • CHDC

  • Eagle Village

  • East Bay Asian Youth Center


  • Ecology Center

  • Eden Housing

  • Edventure More

  • Growing Together

  • Hayward USD

  • Horner Foundation

  • Jamboree Housing

  • Jamestown Community Center

  • Learning for Life

  • Mercy Housing

  • MidPen Housing

  • Oakland Fund for Children and Youth

  • Oakland Housing Authority

  • Oakland Leaf

  • Oakland Literacy Coalition

  • Oakland USD

  • Oakland USD Lead Agency Partners

  • Palo Alto Housing

  • Peninsula Bridge

  • People's Grocery

  • Planting Justice

  • Project Access

  • Public Profit

  • Resources for Community Development  (RCD)

  • Safe Passages

  • Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

  • Temescal Associates

  • Urban Adamah

  • Urban Tilth

  • Village Community Resources

  • West Contra Costa Literacy Coalition

  • YMCA East Bay