Presenter Profile: Maria Drake

MARIA DRAKE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CA CITIZEN SCHOOLS

Maria has been the Executive Director of Citizen Schools California since 2015. Maria has a storied history with Citizen Schools California, having first brought Citizen Schools to California in 2002 while serving as the Executive Director of a YMCA in Silicon Valley. While there, Maria helped establish three affiliate model Citizen School sites. She was responsible for negotiating all district and school contracts, fundraising to meet the needs of the sites, and maintaining the standards of the Citizen School program. Maria has also served on Citizen Schools California’s Advisory Board since 2008.

WORKSHOPS:

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