Wednesday, July 17, 2024

2024 Joint Convening of Elected Officials & Funders

About the Event

Convening for Champions of Higher Education Equity

A Joint Convening for Elected Officials & Funders

The Northern California College Promise Coalition (NCCPC) is pleased to host our 2024 Joint Convening for Elected Officials and Funders. As a unifying force since 2019, our coalition brings together a wide array of stakeholders committed to enhancing college access, success, and career pathways for first-generation, low-income, BIPOC, multiply marginalized and underserved students in Northern California.

 The convening is proudly co-hosted by Students Rising Above, 10,000 Degrees, Sobrato Philanthropies, the City of Hayward Mayor Mark Salinas, and California Volunteers.

We are grateful to the College Futures Foundation, Crankstart, Excite Credit Union, and Santa Clara University for sponsoring this event!

Our event stands as a key gathering point for those actively involved in shaping educational policy and promoting economic mobility, those we refer to as Champions of Higher Education Equity. It’s an opportunity to delve into the collective efforts that make a real difference in the lives of students from Sacramento to the Central Valley.

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A Members-Only Event inviting Public Officials and Funders

We expect to welcome 200 participants!

Attendees will attend two hybrid plenaries that explore The State of Education and Economic Mobility in California and The Role of Public Officials and Funders in Strengthening Cradle-to-Career Ecosystems Across California

Attendeees will attend two rounds of breakout sessions where they can choose from eight 60-minute workshops and five 15-minute roundtable discussions. Breakout Sessions are organized in one or both of two tracks:

  • Sessions for Funders
  • Sessions for Public Officials

In person attendees will have two options for networking, during lunch and after the program ends. They will also receive swag and access to NCCPC, member, partner, and speaker materials.

Virtual attendees will have access to the two plenaries only via Zoom.

This year, we expect to welcome 200 participants, including local, state, and national funders, elected officials, mayors, employers, postsecondary leaders, and educators.

The Target Audience for this event are:

  • City Officials
  • County Officials
  • Employers
  • Funders & Investors
  • K-12
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Postsecondary
  • State Officials
  • Student Leaders

Breakout Sessions are organized in one or both of two tracks:

  • Sessions for Funders
  • Sessions for Public Officials
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The Program

  • 10:30 AM Registration opens at Santa Clara University
  • 10:50 AM Zoom room opens for virtual guests
  • 11:00 AM Welcome by Emcees, Assemblymember Mia Bonta (18), City of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, University of California President Dr. Michael Drake, and others
  • 11:25 AM Morning Plenary Panel on The State of Education and Economic Mobility in California
  • 12:00 PM Lunch, Thank You by City of Hayward Mayor Mark Salinas, recognize founding NCCPC members and committee leadership, and the NCCPC Member Resource Fair, Zoom room closes for virtual guests
  • 12:55 PM Breakout Session Block #1 begins
  • 2:05 PM Breakout Session Block #2 begins
  • 3:00 PM All Breakouts close so that attendees can return to the Main Room, Zoom room reopens for virtual guests
  • 3:15 PM Thank you by End Poverty in CA Founder Michael Tubbs
  • 3:20 PM Afternoon Plenary Panel on The Role of Public Officials and Funders in Strengthening Cradle-to-Career Ecosystems Across California
  • 4:00 PM Networking Hour, Zoom room closes and event ends for virtual guests
  • 5:00 PM Event ends at Santa Clara University

THANK YOU To Our Speakers!

  • Assemblymember Mia Bonta
  • City of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
  • Christopher Cabaldon, California Delegate, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
  • City of Hayward Mayor Mark Salinas
  • 50th Mayor of Oakland Libby Schaaf
  • San Leandro City Councilmember Sbeydeh Viveros-Walton
  • Michael Tubbs, Founder, End Poverty in CA
  • Dr. Michael Drake, President, UC Office of the President
  • Stephanie Tom, Deputy Treasurer, CA State Treasurer’s Office
  • Ben Chida, Senior Advisor of Cradle to Career, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Jake Brymner, Deputy Director, Policy & Public Affairs, California Student Aid Commission
  • Lorna Contreras-Townsend, Head of Social Impact within Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Capital Group
  • Hana Ma, Senior Program Officer, Regional Agenda in the Silicon Valley Program, Sobrato Philanthropies
  • David Silver, Director of Workforce, CA Volunteers Fund

And more! Stay tuned for the confirmed list of Breakout Sesssion speakers and organizations

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