Past Events

NCCPC Convenings

NCCPC Member Meet Up

December 7, 2021 at Nido’s Backyard in Oakland

NCCPC members networked for the first time in person in December to share highlights from the year, goals for 2022, and celebrate each other’s accomplishments as leaders and practitioners in the field of college access and success.

Stay tuned for future opportunities to connect, like our All Member meetings held twice a year!

NorCal College Access & Success Convening

Building an Equitable Future, Together

WED, December 16, 2020 4 pm – 6pm PT

To all our registrants and attendees, THANK YOU!
NCCPC partnered with the Bay Area College Success Network (CSN) to offer college promise, access, and success program professionals with a space to convene, commune, and coalesce around a shared vision for our work in 2021.

Learn more about our Panelists, Emcee, and more below!

Meet Our Panel!

Catalina Cifuentes

Dr. Yvette Gullatt

Alison De Lucca

Community Board.

Share resources, events, scholarships, grants, meetings, committees, and more!

Thank you to our Emcee and Healer!

EMCEE: Khafre Jay

Executive Director, Hip Hop for Change, Inc.

Khafre Jay hails from Hunters Point, San Francisco. A neighborhood that stands in stark contrast to the gilded city we’re used to seeing in media.

His activism is deeply rooted in real communities dealing with real issues.

He is at home on the humblest corner, the corporate boardroom, in the booth, on stage, and at the gaudiest lectern speaking truth to power.

HEALER: Adelina Tancioco

Owner, Surrendered Healing

Adelina Tancioco, MSW, is trained as a therapist, restorative justice practitioner, and certified coach & consultant, however, she most identifies with being a vessel of healing. She has intuitive gifts that have been passed down in her family for generations.

As the founder of Surrendered Healing, she specializes in serving Womxn of Color who question their inherent deserving and helps them trust their higher selves to create the abundant lives they truly deserve!

Thank you to our Networking Breakout Facilitators!

Leading Through COVID-19 and Times of Uncertainty

AUDIENCE: CEOs, Executive Directors, & Leadership

Facilitator: Melissa Fries, Executive Director of CAP, a program of Making Waves Foundation

For over twenty years, Melissa has focused on college access and success for low-income and historically-underrepresented students. In addition to serving on the planning committee for this event, she also participates in the NCCPC Steering committee. In her current role, Melissa empowers over 700 students as they complete their college degrees in a timely manner with minimal debt and career preparation.

Strengthening our Collective Voice to Improve Advocacy

AUDIENCE: Policy & Advocacy

Facilitator: Sbeydeh Viveros-Walton, NCCPC Policy Steering Committee & Advocate Member

Sbeydeh’s professional expertise is in collective impact policy for children & youth, communications, and equity-focused program development. In addition to serving on the NCCPC Policy Committee, her professional experience includes serving as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Berkeley Mayor’s Office, Govt. & Community Relations Director at 10,000 Degrees, Communications Director for the City of San Leandro and as Chief of Staff at Goodwill Industries. Sbeydeh recently completed her 5 year tenure as President of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, where she led the creation of a scholarship endowment for community college students in Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda.

College Access and Completion Professionals: Investing In Yourself & Your Career

AUDIENCE: Direct Service and Program Coordination (I)

Facilitators: Tiana Corona, Educational Partnership Manager & Marcelo Avalos College Completion Senior Manager, Oakland Promise

Tiana is a Bay area native and San Francisco State University Alum. She comes with experience working directly with the Oakland community for over 5 years with Oakland Promise, previously East Bay College Fund. She is passionate about creating access and opportunities that empower the community to break down barriers.

Prior to joining the team at Oakland Promise, Marcelo worked with high school students as an Americorps counselor and a Math/AVID teacher in San Jose. It was these roles that formed his passion for mentoring and providing assistance to students pursuing higher education. At Oakland Promise, Marcelo is part of the College Completion Team, and works on the creation and implementation of college success programing.

Community-centric Fundraising During Times of Uncertainty

AUDIENCE: Development & Fundraising

Facilitator: Maribel Rodriguez, Director of Development, Richmond Promise

A proud immigrant with Roots in La Piedad Michoacan, Mexico, Maribel has dedicated her career to working towards social justice and equity while uplifting the voices of People of Color. Before joining Richmond Promise, Maribel worked at various non-profit organizations in the Bay Area providing both direct services and most recently focusing on fund development. She approaches fundraising from a community-centric approach and is invested in dismantling the notion of scarcity created by the non-profit industrial complex.

Decide with Data and Act with Conviction

AUDIENCE: Data & Operations

Facilitator: John Tamrat, College Financial Coach & Partnerships Coordinator, Moneythink

Prior to joining Moneythink, John supported students and families in education and workforce development as a Case Manager for Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Bay Area, and Program Coordinator for Genesys Works, Twin Cities. As a first-generation immigrant to the United States, he understands how difficult it can be to navigate the US education system with limited resources and support. In addition to his work at Moneythink, John is an Oakland Surge Fellow.

College Access and Completion Professionals: Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others

AUDIENCE: Direct Service and Program Coordination (II)

Facilitators: Adelina Tancioco, Spiritual Life Coach & Inspirational Speaker, Surrendered Healing

Learn more about Adelina above!


Thank you for your gift of three (3) Moneythink & Capital One Backpacks filled with goodies like a notebook, Nalgene bottle, webcam slide, bluetooth speaker, and more!

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Angel Trazo

Thank you for your gift of one (1) authographed copy of “We Are Inspiring: The Stories of 32 Inspirational Asian American Women!”


Thank you to the Calm app for your donation of five (5) gift certificates for a free year of Calm! Find your Calm. Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.

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Andrew Gumbel

Thank you Andrew Gumbel for five (5) copies of “Won’t Lose This Dream!”

Recorded Events

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