California’s Cradle to Career Data System

What is the objective of the CA Cradle to Career Data System?

The Cradle-to-Career Data System seeks to foster evidence-based decision-making to help Californians build more equitable futures and empower individuals to reach their full potential.

Quick Links to C2C Webpages

Scheduled C2C Events

Community Conversation – Advisory Board Selection Process

May 7, 2024 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

Joint Community Engagement and Data and Tools Advisory Board Meeting

July 10, 2024 10:00am – 3:30pm PT

Governing Board Meeting

August 14, 2024 9:30am – 3:30pm PT


Access meeting information, agendas, and more at https://c2c.ca.gov/meetings/.

News About C2C

Last Updated on May 6, 2024

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Applications are now open for Cradle-to-Career’s Community Engagement and Data & Tools Advisory Boards!

C2C seeks new Community Engagement and Data and Tools Advisory Board members to help shape the data system. Applications opened on April 29, 2024.

    • The Community Engagement Advisory Board examines whether the Office is creating strong feedback loops with data users, supporting evidence-based decision-making, analytical capacity, and ensuring equitable access to actionable information.
    • The Data and Tools Advisory Board examines whether the data system is providing actionable information and identifying ways to improve access to that information.

    For more information and to apply, visit: https://c2c.ca.gov/advisory-board-application/.

    Applications close May 17, 2024.

    Promote the advisory board applications to your networks!

        There are several ways to help us promote the advisory board applications to your networks:

        1. Reshare C2C’s promotion on LinkedIn (LI in Spanish), Twitter (Twitter in Spanish), and Facebook (FB in Spanish).
        2. Use C2C’s main media toolkit at https://c2c.ca.gov/c2c-media-toolkit/ for language and graphics to promote.
        3. Attend the Virtual Community Conversation on Tuesday, May 7 at 12 pm to learn about the Advisory Board application process and have an opportunity to ask questions directly to C2C. Promotion for the Virtual Community Conversation can be found here:
          1. LinkedIn
          2. Twitter
          3. Facebook

        From the C2C Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Governing Board Meeting

        On May 1, 2024, the Governing Board adopted several new changes and/or recommendations to the data system, approved new data points, and approved a new state agency joining as a data provider, among other updates.

        For a summary of the meeting’s outcomes, read the Data for the People (D4TP) Coalition Update Email below.

        Check out the May 1, 2024 Meeting Materials.

        Greetings Data partners,

        Thanks so much to those who were able to tune in and provide public comment during today’s governing board meeting. Once a year during the Spring, the C2C governing board considers proposals through its advisory board proposal process and adopts new changes to its data, tools, and governance structures. Today was that day, preceded by months of advocacy meetings, coalition meetings, coalition sign-on letters, partner meetings, advisory board meetings, ad-hoc committee meetings, and so forth. Despite encountering expected resistance today, we remained steadfast in our advocacy to democratize access to information about our students, their pathways, and their outcomes. And while the governing board did not adopt all new changes and/or recommendations to the data system, they did adopt the following three motions, which is still a huge win and sets a positive precedent moving forward:

        Item 14 Motions 1-4 (Adding new data and tools) 

        • #1 Move to request the Office to create the following metrics from existing data:
          • retention beyond a single year
          • AP and IB course completion
          • early college course completion (DuE) 
        • #2 Move to approve that the Office consider the following disaggregation option to CCR dashboard:
          • whether students enrolled in postsecondary based on the type of high school exit or by AP/IB course taking 

        Item 15 Motion 1 (Codifying a requirement to appoint 2 student board members) 

        • #3 Move to reserve two existing seats for current students on the CEAB and DTAB, and to express the intent that the GB seek additional funding and position authority for staff to recruit and support student members. 

         Today the board did not take action on future A-G data, nor did they take action on a data point around retention within a major. They did approve new data points around teacher data by CDE and new finaid data points by the CSU/UC, as well as approved a new state agency joining C2C as a data provider, among other updates. Please feel free to reach out with questions on these matters.

        With that said, I simply want to express my thanks for your tireless advocacy to improve our systems to better serve all young learners. Onwards!

        Roy Tongilava

        Policy Analyst (K‑12), The Education Trust--West

        From the March 20, 2024 Community Engagement Advisory Board Meeting

        Advisory Board Recommendation Process

        The language was revised in response to expressed support from both Advisory Boards and the public for updating and modifying the Advisory Board Proposal Process. Additional language was included to integrate some of the requested changes. Due to the intricate details and nuances noted in the Governance Manual, sections pertaining to the Advisory Board Proposal Process, a detailed graphic outlining this procedure was included to aid in understanding the information (see below).


        Here is a summary of the recommendation process updates:

        • The proposal form will be made publicly available on the C2C website at least one month prior to the summer meeting, which will allow any member of the public (including Data and Tools Advisory Board members) to submit a proposal form.
        • At least two weeks prior to the summer Advisory Board meeting, proposal forms will be due from members of the public. The Office intends to post the forms it receives from members of the public on the C2C website for Community Engagement Advisory Board members’ review. The Office may provide additional context or screen out spam or inappropriate submissions.
        • At the summer Advisory Board meeting, members will be provided dedicated time to
          publicly discuss the ideation of recommendations received from the public.
        • The proposal form must be submitted by Community Engagement Advisory Board members at least one month before the fall Advisory Board meeting and posted on the C2C website. Members may choose to submit their own proposal form, sponsor a proposal form that was received over the summer, or further refine concepts from a form that was submitted over summer.

        Here is a tentative timeline of how the Recommendation Process will unfold in 2024:

        • Wed April 3: Proposal Form goes live for the public
          • The proposals will end up in a library so that members can recycle ideas, go to https://c2c.ca.gov/advisory-board-proposal-process/
        • Fri June 21: All public forms should be submitted
        • Mon June 24: All submitted proposals will be posted publicly.
        • Wed July 10: Joint Advisory Board meeting 
          • Wed July 24: Advisory Board proposal forms are due
            • Seated Advisory board members can sponsor proposals
          • Fri Aug 16: Reconvene for report approval
          • Mon Sept 9: Pre-Meeting Survey if more than 3 proposals are submitted
          • Mon Sept 23: Survey submissions are due
          • Wed Oct 2: The three proposals are revealed

          For more on the proceses, read the March 20 Staff Report.

          C2C Advisory Board Recommend Process graphic

          PAST C2C Events

          January 31, 2024 – Sacramento

          The California Cradle-to-Career Data System is hitting the road!

          C2C will be in Sacramento on January 31, 2024, to kick off our in-person Community Conversations, and all are welcome. We look forward to engaging with the community and gathering feedback and input from the public about plans for the implementation and release of our analytical tools launching later this year.


          February 15, 2024 – Bay Area (Oakland)

          Join the California Cradle-to-Career Data System for an in-person event in Oakland on February 15, 2024 to learn more about C2C’s mission to build more equitable futures by providing tools to help Californians reach their educational and career goals. All are welcome, and we are excited to connect with students, parents, educators, and members of the public to hear about how we can better serve the Bay Area.