Keynote Speaker: Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson is the co-founder/CEO of Spotlight: Girls, an Oakland, CA-based benefit corporation dedicated to celebrating and activating girls and women through multi-media learning experiences and products.  Spotlight: Girls are the producers of Go Girls! - highly popular summer camps, after-school, and school break programs for elementary and middle school girls.

Family Engagement

In this engaging and interactive workshop, participants will understand how expanded learning programs can strengthen their impact on student achievement through family engagement practices. Participants will understand how to design family engagement events and activities that are linked to learning and build strong relationships with families.

Spark Decks Training of the Trainers: Supporting all English Language Learners

In this hands-on, interactive Training of Trainers workshop we will share and learn strategies and activities to support staff in ensuring that ALL participants, regardless of their language abilities, thrive in our programs. All participants will receive a copy of Spark Deck’s Supporting English Language Learners deck, a facilitators’ agenda and support materials to recreate the workshop, and access to additional Spark Deck’s TOT materials. 

Engaging Community Partners to Provide Project Based Learning Opportunities for Middle School Youth

Often, in our hectic day to day work, we struggle to build meaningful volunteer partnerships that deliver long lasting results for our students. In this workshop, we will provide tools and guidance to help you bridge that gap. Our students need increased opportunities to discover their passions. There are volunteers in our communities that can do that. We will guide you through beginning, building and maintaining partnerships - how to start and how to grow.

Presenter Profile: Lindsay Butler

Lindsay leads program strategy and implementation as Director of Program for Citizen Schools California, providing leadership for CSC campus staff and supporting the cultivation and maintenance of strong school partnerships. Lindsay began her career as a high school English teacher and served in a variety of leadership roles, including principalship. Lindsay earned her B.A. in English from UC Santa Barbara, Her M.A. in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.

Cultural Fluency: Crossing the Boundaries of Power

Given our current political climate, now more urgently, we need the tools and skills necessary to will transform our classrooms, programs, and organizations into more inclusive environments where diversity is celebrated and honored. Come dialogue with us as we explore three tools that will support our understanding, and our ability to act around the creation of equitable spaces for youth.

Beyond the Dream, from Langston to Kendrick

In this session we will explore how activists of the past and conscientious rappers of today used their words to encourage action. Dr. King talked about his dream, Langston Hughes wrote about a dream deferred. What does that mean today? What are the lyrics of J.Cole, Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar saying? Participants will learn how to use poetry and music to engage in conversations and develop an action plan to address racial issues.

Presenter Profile: Sheryl Davis

Sheryl Evans Davis has more than 20 years’ experience working as an educator and community leader in San Francisco. Davis is founding director of Mo'MAGIC, a collaborative partnership of organizations addressing community issues together. She continues her work as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights commission, focused on increasing access, opportunity and equity for vulnerable populations. Davis holds a BA from San Francisco State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco.

Take Control of Your Evaluation: Evaluation Planning 101

Take control of your evaluation! What impact do you want to be having on your participants and how can you measure that to inform your own program planning and improvement? We will review some basic steps in identifying what you want to measure, how you want to measure it and how to conduct analysis on the data you collect. At the end of this hands-on training, participants will leave with a sketch of their own evaluation plan.