Applications are now available for the System of Support Work Group.
The After School Division is committed to the continued improvement of the grant award process and is seeking interested individuals for Grant Award Process focus groups. The voice of our stakeholders is a vital part of the process in order to ensure that the young people of California are provided with quality expanded learning opportunities.
The System of Support Work Group is forming in order to establish a comprehensive and coordinated statewide technical assistance structure to raise the quality of expanded learning programs in California. This work group will build on the work of the System of Support Strategic Implementation Team of the California Expanded Learning Strategic Planning Process and their vision for an effective statewide technical assistance network with targeted equitable funding to meet the critical needs of grantees. In addition, this group's work will build on current and pending legislation.
The strategic implementation team recommended a two-tiered system of system of support. This group's work will support development of both tiers of the system. The first task will focus on tier one of the system and will include reviewing and providing input for the upcoming Regional Leads contracts. The second task, for tier-two of the system, is to recommend a statewide infrastructure for the delivery of technical assistance to promote quality expanded learning programs.
This work group will be led by Mignonne Pollard, an Education Program Consultant with the After School Division and Ron Quini, Branch Manager for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.
Work Group Composition: Approximately 11 members of the field from diverse geographic areas and different positions within the after school community as well as After School Division staff. It is essential workgroup members be committed to these collaborative efforts.
Work Group Commitment/Requirements
The first meeting of the work group will take place in Sacramento, California from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on one of the following dates:
Applications will be released by August 1st and will be due by August 15, 2014.
Note: * If you are applying for one of the contracts in a county office, you are not eligible to apply.
If you have any questions please contact Mignonne Pollard at (916) 319-0200 or Mpollard@cde.ca.gov.